John Lander Lawrence Sr.
1940 - 2020
J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel
3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC
John Lander Lawrence, Sr.

James Island - John Lander Lawrence, Sr., 80, a fifty plus year resident of James Island, SC, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

He was born July 10, 1940 in Anderson, SC the third child of Claude Thomas Lawrence, Sr. and Annie Bernice Lange Lawrence.

After spending his teen years at Epworth Children's Home in Columbia, SC, John was a hard worker, and made many friends at the Owens Corning fiberglass plant in Anderson, SC; The Post & Courier newspaper in Charleston, SC; and as co-owner , with his brother, of a fencing and construction business on James Island. John was devoted to his family, and a leader in his church, Prayer Fellowship. He dedicated many hours to helping others by building handicap ramps through Helping Hands Ministries, and doing yard work for his neighbors. He loved working on cars, woodworking, hunting, fishing, gardening, and traveling with his wife. When John did "slow down", he enjoyed studying his Bible, reading, staying abreast of current events, watching the Clemson Tigers, and making cherry ice cream for his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, an infant sister, and half-sister, Claudia Gene Lawrence Beach Dew.

John leaves his most loving wife of 59 years, Margaret Ellen Callaham Lawrence; devoted sons: John Lander Lawrence, Jr. and wife, Madelyn Pickin Lawrence of St. Stephen, SC, and James Edward Lawrence, Sr. and wife, LeAnn Patricia Brown Lawrence of Summerville, SC; adoring grandchildren: James E. Lawrence, II and wife Chelsea, Danielle M. Castleberry, Ashley N. Lawrence, and Chayn A. Lawrence, all of Summerville, SC, Courtney A. Lawrence of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and five great grandchildren. Also mourning are his brother, Claude Thomas Lawrence, Jr. and wife, BettyJo Butler Morgan of Hollywood, SC; beloved nieces: Sandra L. Rollings of Winnsboro, SC and Terri L. Zeigler of Ravenel, SC; half-brothers: Robert Thomas Lawrence and wife, Jean of Yuma, AZ, Bruce Kenneth Lawrence and wife, Kelly of Miami, FL, and Kenneth Lee Lawrence and wife, Brenda of Conway, SC.

Due to COVID-19, the immediate family will receive only extended family and close friends on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel.

All family and friends are invited to attend the Graveside Service at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road on James Island, to be conducted by Rev. William Youngblood, All are asked to wear masks, and maintain appropriate distancing.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at

Arrangements are entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC, 29414.

Published by Anderson Independent-Mail from Sep. 5 to Sep. 6, 2020.
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J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel
3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC
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Holy Cross Cemetery
604 Fort Johnson Road, James Island, SC
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Kelley Goodlett
September 10, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. He was always so kind. He raised a wonderful family that I'm sure he was proud of and loved very much. Margaret, James, Leann and family..with love,you are in our thoughts and and Donna Johnson
Dean and Donna Johnson
September 8, 2020
Annette Webb
September 7, 2020
Margaret, Tommy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He served The Lord well on this earth and we have the assurance that he is now with Him in his heavenly home.
Henry and Bessie Bottoms
September 7, 2020
sandra rollings
September 7, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Johnny"s passing. My brother Sid, sister Margaret and I wish you and your loved ones Peace during this time. Our prayers are with you.
James Maffett
Family Friend
September 7, 2020
We are sorry for your loss. Take comfort knowing he is with the lord now. We will keep all of the family in our prayers. God bless. Ken
Kenny Taylor
September 5, 2020
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers for everyone
David Cassada
September 4, 2020
Margaret and family. I am so sorry for this great loss. I have so many fond memories of not only Johnny but your family. Here was an amazing man and i was blessed to have gotten to share a small piece in his life.
Amy Reeves
Family Friend
September 4, 2020
Johnny, Madelyn, Courtney and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Lawrence. May your cherished memories, you all hold close to your hearts, bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chris and Vickie Prince
September 3, 2020
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