Allen Jackson Lawrence, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Mena Arkansas.
Mr. Lawrence was born on October 24, 1932 in Waters, Arkansas to the late James Raymond Lawrence and Ethel Lewis Lawrence. He was happily married to Myrdith Singleton Lawrence, his wife of 62 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Arkansas at Monticello. Mr. Lawrence was retired, but had worked as a high school basketball coach, a truck driver and was pastor at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. He was an avid reader and also enjoyed hunting, sports and was a member of the Southern Baptist Association. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by wife, Myrdith Singleton Lawrence of the home; son, James C. Lawrence and wife Shirley of Mt. Ida, Arkansas; daughter, Sue Cavner and husband James of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, April McGough & husband Mike, Lahoma Hembey & husband T.J., Jennifer Lawrence, Candace Lawrence, Myrdith Nichole Lawrence, Connie Kicliter and husband Clay, James Cavner III (“Robby”) and wife Jackie, Joshua Allen Cavner and wife Amy, Bethany Hughes and husband Cody; brothers, James Ray Lawrence and wife Sue of Oden, Arkansas, Junior McGhee of Arizona; sisters, Velma Gortemiller of Houston, Texas, Bethany Lawrence of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Frances Gray and husband Jimmy of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Wilma Raney and husband Ralph of Benton Arkansas; 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Flora Lawrence, sister, Lorene Howard, brothers, Roland Lawrence and Kenneth Lawrence, and grandson, Michael Lawrence.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery with Brother Rusty Lewis officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena
Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home
Online obituary at Beasley Wood Funeral Home