Born Dec. 5, 1934 in Ravenna, he was the son of the late Clyde and Elsie (Shumaker) Lawrence.
He had lived in Streetsboro since 1959. He was a lift truck operator for the Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills with 43 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Janice (Bender), to whom he had been married for the past 15 years; stepson, Jeremiah Lawrence of Streetsboro; stepdaughters, Christine Todd of Streetsboro and Jessica Junius of Akron; brother, Ralph of Sardis; sister, Ruth Strock of California; and five step-grandchilren.
His first wife, Carol, and brother, Richard, both died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. J.W. Adkins officiating.
Burial to be in Evergreen Cemetery in Streetsboro.