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Seaver Brown Chapel
Tuesday October 24th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Tuesday October 24th, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Rose Lawn Cemetery
Wednesday October 25th, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Robert F. Lawrence

Marion, Va.

Robert F. (Bob) Lawrence, age 86, of Bluff City, Tenn.; formerly of Marion, Va., died Friday, October 20, 2017 in Johnson City, Tenn.

He was born December 7, 1930 in Saltville Va. to the late Bolden Perkins Lawrence and Fannie Lorene Debord Lawrence.

Bob retired from the United States Navy in the late 1960's after 20 years of dedicated service to our country. He then began a second career, distinguishing himself as a leader in Medical Materials Management for both Smyth County Community Hospital and later, Bluefield Regional Medical Center, WV before his final retirement in the mid-1990's. He will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and member of Grace United Methodist Church, Marion, VA. He was also a faithful friend to many others, including hospital colleagues and the congregation at the First Church of God, Rich Valley, VA.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Edna Caroline (Carol) Gardner Lawrence; son, Glenn Wade Lawrence; brother, Donald Wayne Lawrence; two sisters, Margie Lorene Byrd and Shirley JoAnne Bartley.

Bob is survived by sons, Michael Wayne Lawrence (Elizabeth) of Norfolk, VA; Steven Ray Lawrence (Lisa) of Bluff City, TN; sister, Barbara Sue Mumpower of Abingdon, VA; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Seaver-Brown Chapel, Marion, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 5 p.m. until funeral services begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Emmit Wilson officiating. A graveside service will follow on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Marion.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Lawrence family.

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So sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers with all of you during this hard time.

Debbie Archer Rogers Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a neat man and glad for havving known him.

JACK and Lucy. Grubbb Oct 24 2017 12:00 AM

I enjoyed cleaning for Robert,he was such a fine Christian.Pray God will comfort your family.

Anita Cress Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in piece old friend .

Bill Moran Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Mike, Steve and families, I am so sorry for your loss. No words will ever be able to replace what a wonderful man your father was. I do hope you take comfort in the wonderful memories you must have.

Judy Vaught Lawrence Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Mike & Family, This is a sad occasion to say hello to you after all these years, but I wanted to send you and your family my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers during your time of grieving. Your father was such a nice man and I know he'll be greatly missed. Your old friend, Sharon Widener Peterson

Sharon Widener Peterson Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mike and Family, Thinking of you and your remarkable father. May the lessons he taught you carry you through this difficult time and his memory be a source of light and laughter. your friend and co-worker, Kim Nikitas

Kim Nikitas Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry, love and prayers to all. Linda Hanshew

Linda H Hanshew Oct 21 2017 12:00 AM

Steve, Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a nice and kind hearted person. He will be missed by many. He was always nice and kind to my daughter and myself. May God Bless and comfort each one of you during this very difficult time. Sending thoughts and prayers for each of you. Your dad will be missed by many friends and people who knew him.

Sharon Jones Morris Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

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