Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home

186 Park Ave, Coshocton, OH


Byron Edward Lawrence

February 6, 1931August 1, 2019

Byron “Bud” Edward Lawrence, 88, of Coshocton, passed away surrounded by his loved ones in the comfort of his home on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Bud was born in Coshocton on February 6, 1931 to the late Byron Brooke and Viola (Hiser) Lawrence. He was a graduate of Coshocton High School, class of 1949. After high school, he served in the Army Air Corps from 1951 to 1952. On February 22, 1952, he married his wife of 67 years, Carolyn (Simmons) Lawrence. Bud worked as a service man for Columbia Gas for many years until his retirement in 1987. After retiring, he was a self-employed service man. Bud was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and he loved playing cards and pool and spending time with his family.

Along with his loving wife, Carolyn, Bud is survived by his five children: JoDelle (Mike) Powell, LeAnne (Skip) Sampson, Doug Lawrence, David Lawrence, and Lori (Greg) Clapper; 11 grandchildren: Britney, Lee, Brian, Sarah, Cory, Lindsey, David, Emily, Sam, Christopher, and Julia; three great-grandchildren: Kabe, Ava, and Owen; and one sister, Janice Latham.

Along with his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his three siblings: Jean Lapp, Vincent Lawrence, and Martha Hardesty.

Calling hours will be held at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Celebration of Life will begin on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastors Starkey Lawrence and Rod Uhlig officiating. Per Bud’s request, cremation will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Bud’s name to Coshocton Community Hospice 230 S. 4th St. Coshocton, OH 43812 or to Burt Ave. Wesleyan Church 230 Burt Ave. Coshocton, OH 43812.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.


  • Coshocton Community Hospice
  • Burt Ave. Wesleyan Church


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, August 6, 2019


Byron Edward Lawrence

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Dan Arney

August 8, 2019

Lawrence Family:
Bud was a great supporter of Redskin sports. He will be missed at games.
He was also a great resource to have for around the house with water heaters etc. will be truly missed!
May God bless your family! Deepest sympathy!

Mike & Peggy Bowman

August 7, 2019

Sincere sympathy and prayers to the family.

Paul Helbling

August 4, 2019

There are many childhood memories. Buddy and I would play catch in the back yard by the garden and when we heard Uncle Brooke coming home rush to start the reel lawn mower as if we been working all day. Also there was Bill and Queen the team of draft horses and Shep the dog that protected us from the boogie man. Or to say it another way, the stories about the boogie man that Buddy told me and my siblings.

Jim Lapp

August 3, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. I always enjoyed talking to Bud and listening to his stories, he had such a great sense of humor! He will be deeply missed! Rest In Peace my friend!