James “Jimmy” Robert Lawrence, 78, of Martinsville, Va. passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022. He was born December 9, 1943, in Henry County to the late Edgar Jennings and Frances Eanes Lawrence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Joyce Lawrence in 2014; his sister, Roslyn Roberson and his niece, Anna Maria Ogle.
Jimmy is survived by his sister, Nancy Draper; niece, Kimberly Woolf and nephew, M. Kregg Roberson.
Jimmy attended Martinsville Schools. He retired from American Furniture with more than 35 years of service. In his younger days, Jimmy used to ride and help break horses at Martin Stables. Jimmy also raced “Big Red” at Leatherwood Race Track. He was an avid NASCAR fan and especially liked Tony Stewart.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Ridge View Memorial Gardens in Eden, N.C. and will be officiated by Pastor Tommy Albertson.
McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville, VA is serving the family.
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