Clyde Brown LawrenceApril 29th, 2021
Clyde Brown Lawrence, 92, of Fulton, Mo., left this earthly world on April 27, 2021, and is resting peacefully on the Streets of Gold. Clyde was born to the late Ralph "Grandy" and Lelia "Mammy" (Cepicky) Lawrence on June 5, 1928. Clyde was raised on his family farm in Steedman. It was there, working beside his father, he developed a great passion for farming. He was a graduate of South Callaway High School. In 1951, he was called to serve his country in the Korean War. He completed his service as a Sergeant 1st Class with the US Army in 1953. He was united in marriage to the love of his life the late Eunice Lawrence on May 30, 1958. They settled on their farm east of Fulton. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage and worked together to build a family and home while serving the Lord. Without a doubt, she was waiting at the pearly gates to say "Clyde where have you been? I have been waiting." Clyde retired from Bush School after 24 years serving as the head custodian. He enjoyed each one of the staff and children he met through the years. He was a proud cattle farmer. Clyde was a devoted member of the Church of God (Holiness). He fought a long hard fight and was never wavering. He had a love for music, singing and playing the harmonica. For many years Clyde led the congregational in worship. Clyde avidly supported the church youth group. He was a dedicated teacher of faith and possessed the special ability to communicate with generations much younger than himself. In his spare time, you could find Clyde enjoying family dinners, watching college basketball, playing a game of Rook, checkers, croquet, or dominoes. He was very competitive and has even been known to cheat for the win from time to time. The last few years, his home away from the farm had been Valley Park North. The care and dedication they showed him is without a doubt nothing short of amazing. Clyde is finally enjoying his eternal home after a long fulfilling earthly life. Clyde was a devoted father and is survived by his two children: a son who shares his dad's passion for farming, Michael "Buck" Lawrence Sr. and wife Lori of New Bloomfield, Mo., and a faithful and talented daughter, Deawne Maddox and husband Mark of Peyton, Colo. Some of his greatest joys where his grandchildren, Jonathan (Katie) Maddox of Mancos, Colo., Lindsey (Luke) Ruppel Mokane, Mo., Shawn (Erin) Maddox Aurora, Colo., Alecia Lawrence Fulton, Mo., and Michael (Mikey) Lawrence Auxvasse, Mo. When he thought life couldn't get any sweeter, he received his greatest blessing and joys, great-grandchildren, Layton and Lawrence Ruppel, and Reese Maddox. Clyde is also survived by his baby sister, Glenna (Kenny) Swearingen Shawnee, Kan.; brothers-in-law, Dick, Donny (Juanita), Ron (Patsy) Whittecar; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Clyde was preceded in death by and younger brother Donald; sisters, Edith Mae McDonald, and Lois Jean Bezler (Vernon); and in-laws, Lawrence and Elsie Whittecar. He was also proceeded in death by great-grandsons, Hunter Maddox, and Leroy Michael Ruppel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Church of God (Holiness) in Fulton. Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday April 30, 2021, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Interment will be in Steedman Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Harmony Hill Youth Camp, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.