In Memory

Dennis Kline Lawrence

Victoria Advocate Obituary, March 14, 2013

 Dennis K. Lawrence was born on February 3, 1941, in Hahn Prairie, Texas (near El Campo) to Ernest Kade and Geneva Lawrence.  He graduated from Victoria High School.  He served in the United States Air Force, where he worked in the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.  He worked at DuPont for 30 years as a lab analyst.  Dennis enjoyed being outdoors.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Norma, of 45 years: daughters, Denise Wanjura and husband, Artie of Cuero, Paige Haass and husband, David of La Vernia; grandchildren, Garrett and Cullen Haass; sister, Wanda Williams (Paul) of Victoria; brothers, Eugene Lawrence (Agnes) of Hurricane, Utah, Douglas Lawrence (Marilyn) of Victoria, Roy Melvin Lawrence (Judy) of Victoria, Russell Lawrence of Tyler; sister-in-law, Marie Lawrence of Bay City; brother-in-law, Sam Baker of Bay City, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Ernest Kade and Geneva Lawrence; sister, Bessie Baker; brothers, Clayton Norsworthy and Robert Lee Lawrence.

Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.  Funeral services: Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 10:00 AM at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Victoria with the Rev. John Waak officiating.  Interment to  follow in Memory Gardens Cemetary with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council. 

Pallbearers are Terry Baker, Kenneth Lawrence, Trent Knetig, Zane Barefield, Russell Copeland, and Scott Newport.

Memorials may be made to Our Saviour's Luther Church  or the American Cancer Society.

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Entered by Joye Tripson, March 14, 2013

Home Address of Dennis and Norma: 2406 Airline, Victoria, TX 77901