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Walter Lee Lawrence, May 16, 1938 — Feb. 7, 2012, of Harrisburg

February 7, 2012 | 5:43 p.m. CST

Walter Lee Lawrence, 73, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012 at Harrisburg Christian Church. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time at the church. Burial with full military honors will be in Harrisburg Cemetery. 

Walter Lee Lawrence was born May 16, 1938 in Rocheport, the son of Ira Ervin and Stella Marie Wright Lawrence. He married Gail Jones on October 6, 1967 in Columbia and she survives. Lee served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He worked as a Brick Layer for well over 40 years. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons; Wil, Larry (wife Jamie), and Eddie Lawrence. One brother; Arthur. Two sisters; Vivian Johnson and Connie Welch. Thirteen grandchildren; Tabatha, Dillon, Mystic, Savahna, Josh, Abigail, Danielle, Logan, William, and Steven Lawrence. Sarah, Douglas, and Michael Edson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Lee Walter Edson November 29, 2001, and two brothers; William and Eugene Lawrence. 

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