In Memory of




Obituary for Larry R. Lawrence


Larry Robert Lawrence, age 78 of Middleville, Michigan went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 15, 2022. Larry was born on August 1, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Robert and Lucille (Miller) Lawrence. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. Larry worked at Michigan Bell for 31 years as a lineman and supervisor. He belonged to the Kal Creek Kickers country line dancing group for many years. He was a gentleman farmer who enjoyed raising and growing his own food for his family. His deep Christian faith played a very important role in his life, and he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Middleville. In his spare time, Larry liked to go camping with the Kal Creek Kickers dance group, vacationing with his family and traveling the world with his wife. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine (Cathy); children: Joe (Dawn) Lawrence, Amie (Brian) England, Rob (Carmen) Lawrence; 14 grandchildren: Zach (Grace), Austin (Holly), Emily (Damon), Trevor, Parker (Amanda), Aidan, Brenden, Sailor, Nataleah, Lilah; and 3 great grandchildren: Kamryn, Breton, Braylin (due in August 2022); siblings: Sue (Richard) Windish, Dan (Carla) Lawrence; sister-in-law, Chris (Doug) Holt; several nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Jackie Emmert. Relatives and friends may meet with Larry’s family on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Middleville and again on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church. A funeral service for Larry will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Nate Archer officiating. Luncheon to follow. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barry County Commission on Aging. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Larry’s family.