February 29, 1920 ~ June 17, 2009
Born in: Mecklenburg County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
John Alexander Lawrence, Jr., 89, of 30 Mountain Terrace, Asheville, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at his residence. A native of Mecklenburg County, NC, he was a son of the late John A. Lawrence, Sr. and Freda Dunning Lawrence and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Hartsell Lawrence, who died in 1992. Mr. Lawrence was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. He was retired from C.P. Clair, Corp. and attended First Christian Church of Asheville. Survivors include his wife, Gladys J. Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Lucille Lawrence of Asheville; three step-children; seven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; thirteen nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Gordon Lawrence officiating. His family will receive friends following the service and request that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801 or to the Alzheimers Association, 31 College Place, Suite D320, Asheville, NC 28801-2644.