Richard Lawrence, 82, of Scaly Mountain, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016. He was a U.S. citizen born in Hamburg, Germany; he was the son of the late Newbold and Mary Evelyn Cromwell Lawrence.
He was President of BBW Concrete Materials; a Freemason, Rotarian, Knight Templar and Shriner. He was a very active member and volunteer in The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC.
Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Dell Lawrence; much-loved two stepdaughters; six children, and numerous grandchildren, and a great‑granddaughter, Baby Alice. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Newbold Lawrence, Jr.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands with Rev. Dr. Bruce Walker officiating and Masonic Rites performed. Friends are invited to a reception following the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, PO Box 638, Cashiers, NC 28717 or the Pastoral Care Committee of the Highlands Church of the Incarnation. Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home is serving the Lawrence family. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.