Lawrence was a WWII veteran. After one year’s enlistment in Civil Conservation Corp (CCC) at LaQuin, PA, he enlisted, active duty, in July 1939. He departed August 1939 for the Panama Canal Zone and served from 1939 until February 1942. He was reassigned to the 65th Infantry Regiment, Camp Shelby, MS, as an Infantry Instructor.
He participated in the Battle for Germany from February 1942 to the end of the war. For his service to his country, he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, a Bronze Star and several other awards.
He was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church. He was also a member of Wyalusing American Legion Post #534.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna
(God) and Samuel
Beverly and Catherine; brother,
Theodore and grandson, Nathan
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Victoria (Rutledge) Vanderpool; a daughter, Sondra V.
Waggoner; a son and daughter- i n - l aw, Barry and Doris Vanderpool; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, April 11, at 2 p.m., at Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens with Dr. Jerry Russell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lawrence’s name to the following: Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Condolences may be offered at www.sherwoodchapel.net.