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Charles Gilbert Lawrence

Charles Gilbert Lawrence of Amissville, VA passed away on March 16, 2013 at his home. He was the son of the late Charles Gilbert Lawrence and Rachel Lee Creel Lawrence of Rappahannock County, VA. He was born on November 13, 1924 and lived in Amissville for most of his life except for his time of service in the US Army, WWII Occupational Forces Japan. He was a long time member of the Amissville Baptist Church.

Gilbert is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Frances Settle Lawrence. Also surviving are their four children: Lee L. Harlow and husband, Lou of Lenoir, NC, Kay L. Scruggs and husband, Mark of Durham, NC, C. G. Lawrence, III and wife, Donna of Fayetteville, GA, and Dean M. Lawrence and wife, Lorraine of Amissville, VA. Surviving grandchildren are Matthew Okeson-Harlow, Sarah Harlow McLean, Fei-Lin Scruggs, Chad Lawrence, Adam Lawrence, Chelsea Lawrence, Jack Lawrence, Candi Lawrence Barber, Dean M. Lawrence, Jr. and Matthew Pullen. He is also great-grandfather to Connor, Evan, Audra and Atleigh. Edward A. Lawrence of Amissville is his surviving brother and he was predeceased by five siblings, Cordelia, Margaret, Mary, Hallie and George.

Mr. Lawrence was retired from the federal security service at Warrenton Training Center in Warrenton, VA. His second occupation was farming and he enjoyed the challenges and friendships of both endeavors. He had an unusually good memory and often recanted stories of his life. Even in his most recent days, he had stories to tell that had not been previously shared. Reading of novels, newspapers and farming magazines was a lifelong pleasure. He will be forever remembered by his family and friends for his loyalty to family, commitment to work, joy in farming, animals and land as well as his observance and use of humor. He also set a fine example of service to his community through the Ruritan Club in Amissville and the Amissville Fire Department. He was a charter member of the Amissville Ruritan Club and recently completed 50 years perfect attendance. He was a Lifetime Member of the Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. He contributed many hours of service and accepted leadership roles in both organizations.

The funeral arrangements are being handled for the family by Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton where visitation will be on Monday, March 18 from 7-9 PM. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 19 at Amissville Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Amissville Baptist Church (Cemetery Fund) or Amissville Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com.

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