Robert E. Lawrence Sr.

Robert E. Lawrence Sr., 87, of the Shaw community died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.  He was born May 27, 1926, in Tulip to the late Fred D. and Vella Styles Lawrence.
He was a mechanic. 
In addition to his parents, his wife Virginia E. Lawrence also preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sisters and his two sons; Robert E. Lawrence Jr. and wife Beth of Tampa, Fla., and John Lawrence of Benton: four grandchildren, Kristina Lawrence-Howell of Tampa, Fla., Sarah Lawrence-Haar of the United Kingdom, and Ryndi Mechele Lawrence and Kaylee Dale Lawrence of Benton: and three great-grandchildren, Robert Emery Lawrence and Jolie Elaine Haar, both of the UK, and Annaleigh Rae Waters of Benton. 
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in the Shaw community with Bob Harper officiating. Burial will follow at New Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers are Leon Cornett, Ernie Cox, Bobby Dale, Tim Dale, Blake Taylor and Ernie Coppock.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (501-315-4047).