James L. Lawrence Sr.
04/27/1941 - 12/28/2015

James L. Lawrence Sr., 74, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care Monday, December 28, 2015 at ManorCare, Dallastown. He was the husband of Mary Ellen Lawrence of Hanover. Born April 27, 1941 in McSherrystown, he was the son of the late Francis B. and Mary E. (Lookenbill) Lawrence. Jim was the owner/operator of Lawrence’s Body Shop, Inc. in McSherrystown for the past 50 years. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown, the New Oxford Social Club and a life member of McSherrystown Moose, McSherrystown Home Association, McSherrystown K of C, Hanover Amvets, American Legion, VFW and Hanover Home Association. Jim proudly served in the US Air Force. He enjoyed bowling, dirt track racing, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. Surviving also is one son; James L. Lawrence Jr. and his wife Kim of McSherrystown, five siblings; Angela K. Miller of Hanover, Geraldine C. Carbaugh of McSherrystown, Samuel L. Lawrence Sr. of Gettysburg, William G. Lawrence of New Oxford and Cheryl A. Mauck of Annapolis, MD. He was preceded in death by a son Jesse Lee Lawrence, a brother Robert F. Lawrence and a sister Clare T. Coffey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 am Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Annunciation BVM Church, 26 N. Third St, McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday 6 to 8 pm at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown with prayers at 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be Ed Etzler, Dustin Beard, Cory Sorrells, Dave Beaston, Chuck Lawrence and Nate Walton. Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 750 East Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Posted at:01/03/2016 11:11 pm
Molly Musselman - mollymusselman@gmail.com
Sam ,Darla an Families we are so very sorry for your loss our hearts go out to you.♥♥ Dave an Molly Musselman.

Posted at:01/03/2016 5:05 pm
dave Wolf - wolfpack13@embarqmail.com
What a wonderful man he is I am very sorry to hear of his passing

Posted at:12/31/2015 9:09 am
Pat and Cindy Eltz - eltzpat@yahoo.com
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We know Jim is with our Lord and is at peace. We will miss him but he will always be in our hearts.

Posted at:12/29/2015 7:07 am
Bob and Sharon -
Our thoughts and prayers to the family.Jim you will be truly missed.

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