Bobbie Gene “Bob” Lawrence

Bobbie Gene “Bob” Lawrence, age 90 of Washburn, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation.

He was born September 1, 1927 at Washburn the son of Samuel W. and Cleva F. (Boles) Lawrence.  On March 23, 1946 he was united in marriage to Norma G. Hickman who preceded him in death on August 9, 2017.  Also preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Wayne Lawrence, Clyde Lawrence and one in infancy.

Surviving are two sons, Bryan Lawrence and his wife Thea and David Lawrence and Tammy all of Republic, Missouri; two daughters, Phyllis Tinsley and her husband Jim of Springfield, Missouri and Brenda Whitescarver and her husband Bob of Cassville, Missouri; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren with one on the way.

Bob grew up and received his education at Washburn.  He was a life-long resident of Washburn.  He was a United States Army Veteran.  For several years he was employed as a towerman for the Missouri Conservation Commission.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Some of his favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting and farming.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.  Pastor Richard Jones will conduct the services.  Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery at Washburn.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until service time Friday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

Contribution may be made to Hospice Compassus in memory of Bob.

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