Paul Edwin Lawrence, 81, of Bucyrus, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2013 at his home.
He was born May 28, 1931, in Bloomville, to William Mckinley and Sylvia Luella (Stuckey) Lawrence.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lawrence of Colorado; daughter, Karen Tapia, of Colorado; two sons, Paul Lawrence Jr. of Utah, and George (Kathy) Lawrence of Colorado; two half-sisters, Phyllis Banks and Eva "Susie" Brown; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Catherine Folk, Margret Walters and Deliliah Greenwald; and four brothers, Wayne, Ervin, Darl and Bill Lawrence.
Paul served in the United States Army during the Korean War from March 22, 1951, to Feb. 18, 1953, and worked in a nursing home for years. He enjoyed fishing, planting flowers and was a member of the Marion Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 337. He lived in Colorado for years and moved back to Bucyrus in 2002; where his health had been declining for many years.
His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with the Rev. David Raulston officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the United Veterans Council.
Friends may visit with the family 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March, 26, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.