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James C. “Jim” Lawrence

James C. “Jim” Lawrence passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the age of 64, after a short, but courageous battle with liver cancer.

Born on September 8, 1956, in Searcy, Arkansas, to the late Allen and Myrdith Lawrence, he grew up in a loving Christian home.

Jim lived his life without borders, exploring everything life had to offer, but after many adventures and misadventures, he settled down and became a man of simple pleasures, taking joy in being surrounded by his wife and kids and all their families for lively cookouts and good music.

A master carpenter, he enjoyed the artistry of carpentry as much as the utility and continued to work on his and his daughters’ homes up until the end.

Proud to be a friend to all, he made no distinction between janitor or CEO. No one was above or beneath Jim; they walked along side him regardless of their circumstances in life.

Jim was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lawrence, and his parents, Allen and Myrdith Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lawrence; his daughters, April and husband Mike, Lahoma and husband TJ, Jennifer, Candace, Connie and husband Clay, and Nichole; his sister, Sue Cavner and husband James, a dozen grandkids and great grandkids, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Hillside Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas.  Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Mike, T. J., Eddie, Clay, Logan, and C.J.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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