Gary A. Lawrence - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Coker (Unregistered Guest) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 07:49 pm:  Edit

May it bring some comfort to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 08:06 am:  Edit

Gary Allen Lawrence

October 24, 1949 - June 23, 2021 Augusta, GA CWO4 (Ret) Gary Allen Lawrence, US Army and husband of 52 years to Mrs Linda L Lawrence, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Gary was born in Erie, PA, and entered the US Army in 1968 as an infantryman. When given an opportunity, he transferred to the Military Police and took an assignment to Korea. In 1971, Gary became a Special Agent in the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) and served in multiple assignments of escalating leadership that included: Ft McClellan, AL, Defense Construction Supply Center, Columbus, OH, Naples, Italy, Heidelberg, Germany, two assignments to Ft Sill, OK, Yongsan, Korea, and Ft Gordon, GA. In 1983 Gary became a polygraph examiner and served in that role until he retired from active duty in 1990 after 22 years of service.

After the military, Gary worked as a contract background investigator, a school counselor, and teacher until he fully retired. Throughout his career, Gary earned two Bachelors degrees and a Masters degree. He adored his children and grandchildren, especially the memories made at the family lake house. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Family members in addition to his wife include his children: Keith Lawrence (Mary) of Evans, GA, and Julie Curran (Mike) of McDonough, GA; grandchildren: Sarah Lawrence of Evans, GA, Katie Curran of McDonough, GA, Will Lawrence of Martinez, GA and Maggie Curran of West Point, NY; siblings: Cheryl Pierce of Erie, PA, Candy Kossbiel of Cambridge Springs, PA, Connie Konkal (Ron) of Fairview, PA, Carrie Lawrence of Erie, PA and Bruce Lawrence (Laurie) of Edinboro, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Irene Lawrence.

A memorial service was held Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Lutheran Church with Rev Amy Carpenter officiating. Internment was held for Gary at 2:00 PM, July 16, 2021, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.

Obituary courtesy of: Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors 214 Davis Rd, Augusta, GA 30907

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