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Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Military Funeral Honors will be presented
L. Dewayne Lawrence passed Sunday, July 4, 2021, at IU Health Bloomington in Indiana.
He was born in Fairfield, Illinois, on October 17, 1944, to the late Jesse Lawrence and Ida Mae (Fatheree) Lawrence.
Dewayne graduated from Flora High school. He was drafted into the US Army during Vietnam and proudly served his country. He was a member of the Flora Elks Club and Flora VFW. He married Linda (Taylor) Lawrence September 19, 1969, and they shared 52 wonderful years together. They resided in Ellettsville, Indiana, the majority of their marriage after Dewayne began work for Smithville Telephone company and retired from there in 2007 after 30 years.
Dewayne was a very proud father and an exceptional grandfather to Mya. Pappy & Mya’s bond was unspeakable. He immensely enjoyed her basketball games and the time they spent together.
He is survived by Linda, two sons Timothy & Matthew, granddaughter Mya and brother JR Lawrence as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A very special friend, their ‘adopted daughter’ Rebecca Holmes also survives.
In addition to his father and mother, Dewayne was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Jerry Lawrence and four sisters Rhonda Edgington, Laura Lawrence, Regina Stanford and Peggy Blair.
A celebration of life will be on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Frank and Bright Funeral Home in Flora, Illinois. Military Funeral Honors will be presented. In honor of Dewayne and in lieu of flowers, make donations to the National Kidney Foundation or American Cancer Society. To share a condolence, visit: www.frankandbright.com
My heart is breaking for you and your family, Linda. Love and prayers for you.
Linda I offer my condolences to your family from my family we have lost a truly good friend heaven has gained a good man and a good veteran who offered his life for our freedom.
Linda, we are so sorry for your loss! Mike tells me that Dewayne was the engineer of Mike’s first construction job with the telephone company. He will certainly be missed. Prayers for you and your family. 💕
My deepest condolences Tim to you and your family.
Linda, I am saddened to hear of your loss. It is certainly apparent by the condolences written above, that he was a wonderful person. I wish I had known him. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Take care.
Linda and family. Know you are in my prayers. Will be missed by so many.
Linda We are so sorry to hear of your loss
Linda we are so sorry to hear about DeWayne. We are sending our sympathy and prayers to you and your family.
Linda and Family; We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May the love and peace of God surround you❤️
We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed this I can sure tell. Prayers your way. 🙏
Our deepest sympathy and prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around each and everyone of you. To comfort you during this difficult loss. Hugs to you all. Love You
Dear Linda & family and JR, I was shocked to see DeWayne's name on the list of deceased on the radio station's website. I always remember DeWayne and Darrell and their friendship "back in the day." Those were special times. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God bless you with peace and comfort today and in the days ahead.
Linda and family, We are so very sorry to hear the passing of DeWayne. Letting you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for strength and comfort to help you through this difficult time. Remember you are not alone in this. We are here for you. 💕
Linda: We were so sorry to hear about Dewayne. Know that we are thinking about you and pray for comfort and strength for your family during this difficult time.
Linda, so sorry to hear of DeWayne’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Linda and family and J. R., Was so sorry to learn of Dewayne's passing. I pray you draw comfort from the many memories you have shared together throughout the many years of your marriage. I still remember your wedding and our years as friends in high school as if it were just yesterday. May God grant you his peace, strength and comfort during this time and the weeks and months ahead.
Please accept my condolences in your time of loss. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Linda, we are so sorry to hear of DeWaynes passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.