Saturday, June 23, 2007

My father's Obituary

On the afternoon of June 16, Bruce Blackmore Lawrence, Sr., cherished husband,
father, grandfather, and uncle died peacefully in his sleep. He was born in San Antonio on March 18,1918, to Richard Laird Lawrence, Sr. and Bess Gallagher Lawrence. His parents and his 2 brothers, Richard and Ned, predeceased him. After high school, Bruce joined the 124th Cavalry, Texas National Guard, and was subsequently deployed to the China-Burma-India theater during WWII, where he earned the combat infantryman’s badge and was awarded the bronze star. After the war, he returned to San Antonio where he met, courted, and married Ruth Elizabeth Williams of College Station, Texas. Eventually, Ruth and Bruce moved to Dallas, where they raised their family and lived until retirement. Bruce is survived by his beloved wife
of 58 years, Ruth; son Bruce Blackmore (Tico) Lawrence, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Gail; daughter Laird Elizabeth Lawrence; son Rees Williams Lawrence anddaughter-in-law, Jennifer Cavan; granddaughter Kathryn Lawrence Johnson and her husband, Brett; great-granddaughter Isabelle Elze Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. Bruce was much loved and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, at 2:30 in the chapel at the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, 408 Park Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75201, and a reception will follow.

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