We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Heyl Funeral Home
Donald L. Lawrence age 81 of Ashland, passed away on Thursday June 2, 2022 at University Hospital Samaritan Health Center.
Born in Seneca County on July 26, 1940 the son of Lester and Irene (Curry) Lawrence.
He worked at the Gorman Rupp Company for 35 years where he was an electrician until he retired in 2003. He was an avid league bowler for many years. He was very active in his church. Serving as an usher, moderator, head of property committee building the current sanctuary. He also enjoyed the church softball league. He loved the Cleveland Indians and rarely missed watching a game. The pride of his life were his grandkids and great-grandkids. He loved attending their baseball and soccer games and other school activities.
On March 31, 1967, Donald was married to Linda Sweet who survives.
In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by five children; Debby (Michael) Mazak of Mansfield, Doug Lawrence of Mansfield, Lisa (Dan) Rzeppa of Ontario, Stephanie Lawrence of Mansfield and Shawnee (Rick) Wilson of Wooster. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and three sisters; Nancy Cronebach of Ashland, Carolyn Glenn of Ashland and Bonnie Ropp of Nova.
Mr. Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 8, 2022 at the Garber Brethren Church,163 Sherman Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805 at 11:00 am with Pastor Drew Meziere officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 am till the time of the funeral service at the Church. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Ashland County Memorial Park.