John Dean Austin Lawrence Jr.
October 1, 1936 – June 10, 2018
John Austin (Dean) Lawrence, Jr. passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his home. He was born on October 1, 1936 in Prentiss County to the late Alma C. Lambert Lawrence and John Austin Lawrence, Sr. On May 10, 1965 he married Rubye Penna Lawrence. He was a member of the Wheeler Grove Baptist Church. He was a musician from the age 15, and was a member of the Heismen Quartet beginning in 1969. In 1998, he retired from B & B Concrete where he had thirty one years of service. A celebration of life service will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jerry Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer and her husband, Quinn McHenry of Brooklyn, NY and Nan and her husband, Jim Holder of Tupelo, MS. He is preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eron and Dowe Penna; his aunt and uncle; Fay and Quindel Pierce; a cousin Janice Pierce Tigrett and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 10, 2018 from 5-9 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wheeler Grove Baptist Church, 21 CR 519, Corinth, MS 38834, or NEMCC Development Foundation, C/O Dean Lawrence Choral Memorial Fund, 101 Cunningham Boulevard, Booneville, MS 38829.
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- Jennifer (Quinn) McHenry Daughter
- Nan (Jim) Holder Daughter
- Rubye Penna Lawrence Wife (deceased)
- John Austin Lawrence Sr. Father (deceased)
- Alma C. Lambert Lawrence Mother (deceased)
- Dean is also preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eron and Dowe Penna; his aunt and uncle; Fay and Quindel Pierce; a cousin Janice Pierce Tigrett and a host of other family and friends.
- Sam Herring
- David Long
- J.D. Moore
- Debbie Arnold
- Terry Hester
- Jane Sams
- Dee Spencer
- Tommy Ford
- Memphiss Gant
A Celebration of Life
In Memory Of
John Dean Austin Lawrence
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