John Thomas Lawrence


John Thomas Lawrence was born to Nicholas Lawrence and Gladys Lawrence in Oldham Co, Kentucky. He died April 4, 2013, at the age of 84. Services and interment will be at Miramar National Cemetery, April 19, 2013 at 11:00 am.

John Lawrence will be remembered as a dedicated husband and father, grandfather, and for his service to his country. John served in the Army Air Corp & Air Force from 1946 to 1968. He flew in combat as an aircraft radio operator during the Korean War and served in several other career fields during his military career.  John enjoyed flying, earning his private pilot’s license as a teen and later commercial license. He excelled in electronics on aircraft as well as in computers building an early hardwired PC. He retired after working many years for DYK of EL Cajon, CA.

John Lawrence is survived by his wife Phyllis of the family home. Children: David Lawrence and wife Mary of New Mexico, Ruth Privitt of Utah, Gladys Lawrence of Ramona, and William Lawrence of Julian. Grandchildren: Michael and Jason Lawrence, Michelle Nowacki, Priscilla Robinson,  Brandi Doty, Sherry Winckel,  J. Daniel and D. Austin Privitt, William Lawrence, Jr. and Amber Moody and 20 great grand children, a sister Virginia Kessler of FL, brothers Richard Lawrence and wife Betty, Gerald Lawrence and wife Margaret all of IN, sister-in-laws Alberta and Alice, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Gladys Lawrence, brothers Roy and Gene Lawrence, granddaughter Carrie Lawrence and son-in-law Lawrence Privitt.


Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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  1. Lynne Lawrence Baulac :

    Phyllis, David, Ruthie, Gladys and Willie..I was saddened to hear of Uncle Johns passing and will always remember him as the kind and gentle man he was and always with a smile on his face.. Although it will be 2 years May 2 that we lost Dad it seems like yesterday however its a comfort to know they are together again..Thinking of you all during this sad and painful time..May God Bless each and every one of you…

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