Mr. Carl Eugene Lawrence, age 63, of Morganton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Carl was born the son of George Washington Lawrence and Ruth E. Hughes Lawrence on August 9, 1950 in Norfolk, VA. Carl enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and serving as one of Santa's Helpers during the Christmas Season. Carl served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Carl is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years Mary Wall Lawrence, and his father, George Washington Lawrence.
Those left behind to cherish Carl's memory include his mother, Ruth E. Lawrence of VA, a son, Shane Lawrence and his wife, Tyra of Concord; a daughter, Tracy Lawrence of Morganton; four grandchildren, Marcus, Austin, Ronesha and Sabrina; two brothers, Walter Lawrence and his wife, Carol, James Earl Lawrence; and two sisters, Mary Lynch and Joanna Parrish, all of VA.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 23, 2013 in the chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home with the Rev. Yvonne Thurmond officiating. Entombment will follow in Burke Memorial Park's Mausoleum with military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Quaker Meadows Presbyterian Church, 2698 NC 181, Morganton, NC 28655.
Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the Lawrence family.