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Billy Bernard Lawrence

May 23, 1930 May 28, 2019
Billy Bernard Lawrence
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Obituary for Billy Bernard Lawrence

Billy Bernard Lawrence, 89, of Martinsville, VA passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019. He was born May 23, 1930 in Henry County, VA to the late Jennie Holley Lawrence and Henry Meredith Lawrence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Lawrence Johnston.

Mr. Lawrence served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Granbery United Methodist Church and was also a member of many clubs and organizations, including: American Legion, VFW, Elks, Moose, TPA, Virginia Beer Wholesaler Association, National Beer Wholesalers Association, and Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association. He received the National Beer Wholesalers Association Life Service Award and the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Enduring Enterprise Award. He was the Founder and Owner of Lawrence Distributing Company and was the Owner of Billy Lawrence Farms.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dovie “Shirley” Lawrence of the home; daughters, Linda Lawrence Dalton and husband, Barry Dalton of Danville, VA and Sandra Lawrence Funderburk and husband, Tim Funderburk of Cookeville, TN; and grandchildren, Will Dalton, Jordan Funderburk, Jacob Funderburk, Jared Funderburk, and Amanda Dalton.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Rev. Tilden Bridges officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Norris Funeral Services. Burial will be held at Roselawn Burial Park following the funeral.

Memorial donations may be made to Granbery United Methodist Church, 200 Granbery Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112 or Mountain Valley Hospice of Martinsville, 730 E Church St, St #13, Martinsville, VA 24112.


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Visitation

Thursday

30

May

6:00 PM 5/30/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 5/30/2019 7:30:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, VA 24115

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel
1500 Kings Mountain Road Martinsville 24115 VA
United States

Funeral

Friday

31

May

1:00 PM 5/31/2019 1:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, VA 24115

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel
1500 Kings Mountain Road Martinsville 24115 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Roselawn Burial Park Final Resting Place

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112

103 Clearview Dr. Martinsville 24112 VA
United States
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