Abbott Shelton Lawrence

September 21, 1924February 25, 2013

Abbott Shelton “Smokey” Lawrence, 88, of Glen Allen died Monday, February 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Mary T. Lawrence. He is survived by a son, David W. Lawrence (LeAnn); a daughter, Barbara L. Johnson (Robert); and a nephew, Bill Gardner.

Mr. Lawrence retired from the Virginia State Police in 1986, and was a Marine Corps veteran.

The family will receive friends 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., where a memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. Private interment at Westhampton Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences at


  • Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Barb Duszak

March 3, 2013

Sorry for your loss Barbara. I enjoyed talking to him years ago when he walked the dog. Mike, Julie and Jeff wish you well.

March 2, 2013

Barbara & Rob: Our sympathy to you both.
Caroline, Jeanne and Rilla

Bill Whitmer

March 1, 2013

Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Co-worker from APPOMATTOX.

February 27, 2013

Barbara and Rob
So sorry for your loss. Your Dad lived a good long life. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tommy and Shirleen Payne

February 26, 2013

Barbara and Rob,

We are sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. We hope you find peace in your happy memories.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4

Deborah Cook

February 26, 2013

"Draw close to God and he will draw close to you." James 4:8. Sincere condolences for your loss.