Amos Cecil Lawrence died April 1, 2017, at Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland, Colorado. Amos was born May 17, 1918, to the late Cash and Mary Lawrence who lived in Montgomery County close to Opal, Arkansas. Amos attended a country school in the same area where he was born.
Amos met Opal L. Dillard, who lived in Polk County Arkansas close to Mena, Arkansas. After a courtship time, they fell in love and married October 24, 1936. Amos did a lot of manual labor during his life such as, logging, farming, and cotton harvesting. Amos and Opal moved to Colorado Springs in 1957, where he became a custodian/janitor for the local school district. Amos retired after working for 20 plus years. Amos loved to meet people and exchange stories from the past. Amos was a happy person and remained a Christian as he aged and lived alone.
Amos and Opal had one son, A.J. Lawrence who served four years in the U.S. Air Force. A.J. met Catherine K. Cunard while stationed in Omaha, Nebraska and they were married.
Amos Lawrence is survived by son, A.J. Lawrence and wife Catherine; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great, great-grandchildren; brother, Billy Lawrence of Fort Worth, Texas; and sister, Ailene Lawrence Patterson of Henderson, Texas.
Amos was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Lee Lawrence, in 2007; and a granddaughter in 2016. Amos was also preceded by nine brothers and sisters.
Graveside service will be Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Lance Sawyer officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation is general.