May 2, 2019
VERNON, Ala. — Billy Gray Lawrence, 90, died April 29, 2019, at his residence. Services are at 3 p.m. Thursday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with David Maxon officiating. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Chandler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lawrence was born Feb. 2, 1929, to the late Fred and Hattie Lawrence. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He was formerly employed as a maintenance man with Hyster-Yale Company and a handyman. He was a member of Lamar Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death his sisters, Frankie Hawkins, Jessie Stanley, Mary Curry, Martha Williams and twin sister, Lily Crawford; brothers, Price Lawrence, Leo Lawrence, Harvey Lawrence, Max Lawrence, Sidney Lawrence and Charles Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Lawrence; children, B.J. Lawrence, Carl Lawrence, Scotty Lawrence and Jody Rogers; sister, Betty Rector; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Ryan Lawrence, Scott Lawrence, Dakota Rogers, Justin Thomas, W.F. “Fred” Lawrence and Fred Williams.