Mr. Herbert Ray Lawrence, age 80, of Brodhead passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.
He was born on December 27, 1931 in Brodhead, Ky., a son of the late Herbert and Mae Elizabeth Brumett Lawrence. He was a member of Ottawa Baptist Church and Honorary member of Western Rockcastle Volunteer Fire Department. He was a farmer, whose hobbies and interest include the Fire Department, his children and grandchildren, and the B & L Grocery Club. On October 16, 1954 he was united in marriage to Eula Elizabeth Blanton, and from that union came two children, Dennis Ray and Diane.
Those left to mourn his passing include his wife of 57 years, Eula Lawrence of Brodhead, KY. Two children-Dennis Ray (Annette) Lawrence of Crab Orchard, KY and Diane (Jack) Kellerman of Berea, KY. Five grandchildren-Renee & Rebekah Gevedon, Kala Kellerman, Breana Bryant and Elizabeth Lawrence. Three great grandchildren-Logan & Kris Gevedon and Abram Kellerman. Four brothers- Gene Lawrence of Brodhead, KY.; Bobby (Lorene) Lawrence of Brodhead, KY.; Jackie (Doris) Lawrence of Brodhead, Ky.; and Charles (Lois) Lawrence of Brodhead, KY. Three sisters- Wanda Smith of Brodhead, KY.; Margie Dean Blanton of Brodhead, KY.; and Evaline (Ronald) Reynolds of Eubank, KY. As well as a host of nieces/nephews, friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Lawrence.
Visitation for Mr. Herbert Ray Lawrence will be Monday, February 13, 2012 from 6-9PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals AND Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 10A-2PM at Ottawa Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Tues. February 14, 2012 at 2PM, Ottawa Baptist Church with Bros. Pete Lamon and Jim Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the Ottawa Cemetery.