Junior Eugene Lawrence, age 89, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott. He was born May 9, 1928, in Deerfield, Missouri, the son of Edward Samuel Lawrence and Nellie Zimmerman Lawrence.
He was firsts employed by the Lawrence and Son Saw Mill in Deerfield. He later joined the United States Navy where he served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Following his service with the Navy, he married Marie Turner on June 4, 1948, at Deerfield. He then was employed in Ft. Scott by Bryden Auto Supply and then for Herrman Lumber. He later worked in the mail room for the Western Insurance Company.
He was a member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V. F. W. Junior enjoyed working with wood, fishing, and hunting as well as gardening.
Survivors include his daughter, Jeanie Parker and husband Darrell, two grandchildren, Clint Parker and wife Michelle and Brandi Pitts and husband, Brandon; and three great-grandchildren, Clayton and Katlyn Parker and Cash Pitts, all of Ft. Scott. His wife, Marie, preceded him in death on December 13, 2013. He as also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sonny and Chet Lawrence and three sisters, Arlene Lawrence, Lorene “Sis” Shepard and Nellie Carpenter.
Randy Handly will conduct funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorial are suggested to Mercy Hospice or the Medicalodge Activity Fund and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS. 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.