Charles Dennis Lawrey

December 14, 1954October 16, 2020

Charles Dennis Lawrey 65, of LaGrange, passed away on Friday October 16, 2020.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Derby City Mustang Club and coached girls soccer at Oldham County High School. Dennis also was a teacher at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles Leonard and Doris Marie Lawrey.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Lynn Nelson Lawrey; children, Kurt Lawrey (Jennifer) and Beth Farmer (Christopher); grandchildren, Taylor, Keri, Allie, Ruby and Griffin; siblings, Greg Lawrey (Cecelia), Christopher Lawrey (Nancy), Michael Lawrey and Steven Lawrey (Amanda).

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Hope Lutheran Church (invitation only) with burial to follow in Valley of Rest Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 PM on Friday at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home (706 West Jefferson St., LaGrange KY 40031) and from 10 AM until service time at the church on Saturday.


24 October

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Hope Lutheran

4200 Shenandoah Drive
Louisville, Kentucky


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020


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Don Huber

October 24, 2020

Our sympathies and condolences to the family
Dennis was a kind and special person to me for many years
We shared the game of soccer together
Eternal Piece.


Steven Towles

October 23, 2020

One of my Best Friends! I already miss him!

Sue Shinkle

October 23, 2020


So sorry to hear about your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


David Hein

October 23, 2020

Our Lord and Savior had plans for Dennis and now has called him back to be with Him and the saints and angels in glory.
Dennis was exceptionally kind and generous and was loved by everyone who had the gift of knowing him. He so graciously volunteered and helped so many many people through his donation of time and talents to help others. Dennis and his wife Lynn raised an exceptional family of children and grandchildren. We will miss him so much and look forward to seeing him again someday.

Mike & Barbara Shaw

October 22, 2020

Dennis was one of our favorite people. Always wanting to be of help and always there when you needed him. He loved doing things for people. He often talked about his kids and grandkids and was so proud of them., and the Mustang. He was one of the most positive people I've ever known, and I believe he thought he could overcome anything.
Thank you for being our friend and all the help you gave me at the auctions.
We love and miss you!! Barbara & Mike Shaw

Kathy Webb Wesley

October 22, 2020

I’ve known Dennis for 40 years. He was a sweet, gentle soul. I have fond memories of days on the Ohio River, super bowl parties and his love of Lynn. He made a huge impact on this world and will be missed. Prayers of peace for his family.

Shelby Eddington

October 21, 2020

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Lynn and family. Dennis will be remembered by all who called him a friend. He loved his Mustang and we at Derby City Mustang club will miss him. Dennis gave what every he could to help the club and was our Secretary and newsletter editor. We had fun times on cruises, picnics and car shows. And Dennis was very proud to help host his church’s car show. Many many fond memories.

Teresa Harper

October 20, 2020

I work for Jefferson Community and Technical College. I will miss Dennis very much. He was extremely talented and one of most kind and gentle people I have ever met. He would frequently drop by my office when he was on campus. We loved to talk about the (barn) quilt paintings and share photos . I will think of Dennis every time I see a barn quit painting from now on, And I'll say a little prayer for him too.

My thoughts and prayers are with you .

David Bradley

October 19, 2020

While my time working with Dennis was short, I learned very quickly that he was passionate about education. He had so many good ideas and thoughts he shared with me on how to make things better for his students. He was a valued member of our Corrections family, and he will be missed. To the family, you have my deepest sympathy and prayers. God bless!

Jennifer Westphal

October 19, 2020

Dennis loved his mustang, UK, cooking, coaching soccer, his church, helping others, working, finding bargains at auction, and good food. However, more than anything he loved his family. He was so proud of his children and their spouses. I will miss his lunchtime stories of his adventures and spoiling of his grandchildren. Dennis loved people and was a friend to all. During his 26 years teaching inmates, he helped hundreds of men improve their lives and the lives of their families. This is just one example of a life well-lived. He is deeply missed.


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