Dale Wesley Lawrence, 83, ran to meet Jesus, Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was born on May 8, 1929, in Franklin Center; son of the late Burton Allen and Ruth Marie Albright Lawrence.
Born into farming life and a musical family. He loved to sing for God's Service. Although recently it was take from him, God returned his voice in time to rejoice in his last days. He turned his farm into Mar-Da-Jo-Dy Campground for God's Mission Field, while working at Marx Toys. Many enjoyed it and he in turn enjoyed the people. He was also involved in NCHA and after retiring RVICS while enjoying the sunny south. In the summer up north he helped manage another campground and enjoyed spending time with his family. While at Franklin Center United Methodist church he was a lay leader for 18 years. He also attended Weis Library United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a granddaughter Elizabeth Noel Boyd.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Johann Forbes Lawrence, whom he married on August 16, 1952, and they had 60 years together. He is also survived by a son, Mark Lawrence and his wife Barbara of Edinboro; two daughters, Margo Carraway and her husband Richard of Lake City; and Melody Boyd and her husband Terry of Erie; one sister Joy Westbrook and her husband Allan of Edinboro; also four grandchildren, Christina Boyd, Nicholas, Andrea and Jacob Lawrence, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Thursday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A service will be held at Franklin Center United Methodist Church on Friday at 2:00 p.m..
Burial will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens. In lieu memorials may be made to Franklin Center United Methodist Church, Music Department, 7471 Old State Rd, Edinboro, PA 16412 or to a charity of ones choice. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.