William Morris Lawrence

Lawrence, William pic webSeptember 1932 ~ February 2015

Bill was born on September 12, 1932 to William (Bill) and Grace Lawrence, at home on the Lawrence ranch near Atwater. He attended Ballico Elementary School and Livingston High School. After graduating high school Bill served in the 1st infantry division in Germany for the U.S. Army. Upon returning from Germany he rejoined the family ranch business, attended trade school at Merced College and earned an industrial arts degree. Bill was employed for over 40 years in the swimming pool construction/service industry. He started working for Ken Nelson Pools later branching out to other locations including the southwest states and most recently working for Pearson Pool Co. of Turlock. He was known for his hard work and he enjoyed visiting and attending potlucks at Country Squire Mobile Home Park. The family and friends would like to thank Allen Mortuary for handling all the arrangements.

Bill is survived by his son Michael Lawrence of Ballico and his beloved cat “Rambo”.

Committal service with military honors will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.


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