Gary Lee Lawrence, 64, of Riverton, died at 9:04 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on April 22, 1947 in Springfield, IL to Leonard L. and Helen Casson Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his mother, Helen Border of Riverton, one sister, Sandra (Jim) Sample of Edinburg, one half brother, Bernard Lawrence of Petersburg, 1 uncle, one niece, Amie (Dave) Mouser, one nephew, Trevor (Katie) Sample, three great nephews, one great niece and several cousins.
Gary was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverton. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and riding his Harley. Gary was an auctioneer for many years and also farmed. He owned and operated R&L Recycling in Springfield for several years. He graduated from Williamsville High School and attended LLCC and SIU-C. He served in the United States Army.
Memorial Gathering: 10-11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverton.
Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverton with Pastor Michael Koschmann officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverton or Shriners Hospital for Children.