JAY — Clifford Francis Lawrence Sr., born June 14th 1945, passed away Oct. 14th, 2013 at CVPH Medical Center.
He served from 1953 to 1957 in the United States Air Force. He was employed by New York State DOT for over 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was a lifetime member of Jay volunteer fire department and the American Legion Post 504. He enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and shuffleboard.
Waiting at the gates of heaven were his parents, Riley and Ruth Lawrence; his uncle and aunt Charles and Carrie McDonald; two brothers, Eddie and Francis Lawrence; sister, Alberta Lawrence; and his oldest daughter, Alberta Jean (Lawrence) Smith.
Survived by his children, Tina Marie (Lawrence) Petrie, Sandi Lee Lawrence, Candy LaFountain, Clifford Francis, Lawrence Jr.; grandchildren, Julie, Jodie, Denise, Joni, Precious, Josh, Evan, Jory and Jemii; and 13 great-grandchildren; nephews, Darren and Dale; and niece, Paula.
Services will be held at Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home in AuSable Forks on Oct. 18th, 2013 at 10 a.m. for viewing followed by funeral at 11 a.m. to the Haselton Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. Gathering to follow at 162 Military Turnpike in Plattsburgh home of his daughter.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Jay Fire Dept.