John Geddes Lawrence, Jr., 68, of Houston, Texas died Sunday, November 20, 2011. He was born August 2, 1943 in Beaumont, Texas and was a resident of Kountze, Texas until graduating from Kountze High School in 1961.
He served 4 years in the Navy and worked as a Medical Technologist in Kountze and Houston hospitals until his retirement in 2009.
Funeral services for John will be 10:00am Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at R.S. Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with Reverend Kevin McWilliams and Bobby McWilliams officiating with interment following in Hooks Ellis Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5pm-8pm, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the funeral home.
John was preceded in death by his father John Geddes Lawrence, Sr., mother, Elizabeth Van Schoubroek Warden, stepfather, Richard Bert Warden and sister, Brenda Gail Williamson.
John is survived by his dearest friend and partner, Jose Garcia, who was a faithful caregiver to John during his last days; his brother Charles Walton Lawrence of Kountze; sister Mary Jane Rodriguez and her husband Joe of Kountze; two nieces, Susan Childress and husband Lance of Atlanta, Texas, Charla Brown and husband Chad of Heber City, Utah; two nephews Joey Rodriguez and his wife, Cammie of Lumberton, Christiaan Lawrence and wife Christy of Kountze, as well as a host of grand nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.