Graveside services with military honors for Ray Lawrence of Butler, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2022 at Radford Cemetery in Spruce, Missouri. No visitation. Burial in Radford Cemetery. Contributions to Radford Cemetery. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.
Ray Calvin Lawrence Jr., age 74 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at his home in Butler. He was born September 16, 1948 to Ray Calvin Lawrence Sr. and Helen Frances Milam Lawrence in Peculiar, Missouri.
Ray is survived by his wife, Arlene Lawrence of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Ray Calvin Lawrence III and wife Septi of Claremont, Florida and Jeffrey Bicknell of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two daughters, Rachel Lee and husband Stephen of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and Sarah Hakes and husband Ian of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; his mother, Frances Lawrence of Butler, Missouri; two brothers, Clifford Lawrence of Butler, Missouri and Daryl Lawrence and wife Laura of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Monika, Michelle, Victor and Marcus; and one great-grandson, Axel. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Calvin Lawrence Sr.