Born May 13, 1939, in Clarkton, Mo., son of the late William Paul and Margaret Idella Byron Lawrence, he was in the National Guard, a truck driver and a member of the Word of Life General Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Carl Lawrence, of Kennett and Marvin Paul Lawrence, Jr., of Essex, Mo.; four daughters, Connie Franks, of Sikeston, Mo., Barbara McComb, of Malden, Mo., Shelia Baird, of Dexter, Mo., and Judy Delmont, of Burbon, Mo.; two brothers, Rick and Tim Lawrence, both of Kennett; four sisters, Minnie Lawrence and Doris Grubbs both of Kennett, Barbara Elliott, of Malden and Teresa Adams, of Dexter; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Lawrence and one sister, Myrtla Adams.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, July 20, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Crane officiating.
Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.