Harold M. “Mick” Lawrence

April 17, 1941 ‒ August 29, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Harold M. “Mick” Lawrence, age 79, of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home, Saturday night, August 29, 2020, with his loving family by his side.

On April 17, 1941, Mick was born in Athens County, Ohio, a son of the late Harold Russell and Fanny Francis (McCune) Lawrence.

Mick married the love of his life, Shirley May Meade on March 5, 1961.  They shared over 47 wonderful years together before she preceded him in death on October 31, 2008.

First and foremost, Mick was a farmer.  He had been a farmer his entire life.  He also spent many years as and over-the-road truck driver, a machinist at GM in Columbus, and a Maintenance Supervisor at Q3 in Mansfield.

Mick loved being outdoors working on the farm.  He especially liked working on and running tractors, always the red ones, Case & International Harvester.  He dabbled a little bit in local tractor pulls and got a lot of pleasure in working on old tractors and making them run again.  When he wasn’t farming, he also like shooting guns, hunting, fishing and camping.

Mick was a big NASCAR fan, always following his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt.  He enjoyed trips to Michigan International Speedway to watch races.  He was also a big fan of the Cleveland Browns.

Mick could be hard headed and stubborn at times, but he would also give the shirt off of his back or help fixing anything to anyone who needed it.  He also had an extremely ornery sense of humor.

Mick will be dearly missed by three children: Francis Juanita Burch of Mount Gilead, Crystal Lynn Burch of Cardington, Edward (Tosha) Lawrence of Mount Gilead; 12 grandchildren: Belinda, Michael, Amanda, Alaina, Heather, Rachel, Richard, William, Kendra, Monica, Crimson, Tristan; 23 great grandchildren; two brothers: Melvin (Nancy) Lawrence, Doug (Sara Jane) Lawrence; and his canine companion, Jacob.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rowiena Annette Lawrence; and a sister, Anita Carsner.

The Lawrence family will hold memorial services at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, on the family farm, 4253 Township Road 110, Mount Gilead, OH 43338, with Pastor Jack Kegley officiating.  Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.   Family and friends are then encouraged to gather back at the farm to enjoy time together.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mick’s name may be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Mick’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


  • I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting Mick a few time when Ma Row was sick. He was such a jokester when I met him. My prayers are with the family during these difficult time. God Bless!

  • There’s not enough words in the Webster’s dictionary to describe ole Mick, he was truly one of a kind, i I 1st met him and his wonderful bride when my son built his house across from them, Mick would give you the shirt off his back, he always had your back, truly a wonderful neighbor and friend, he will be forever missed. May you and yours find comfort knowing he leaves many, many awesome memories that will live on forever…

  • Sorry to hear about your dad ed he was a great man and father. He will be truly missed. Sending my prayers for you and the family. And alot of love. I’ll be thinking about you during this difficult time.

  • Crystal my heart goes out to you. Your Dad will be missed by many this I know. May he rest in peace. God Bless and love you!xxx

  • I met Mick in 1964 his younger rowdy days married his brother in law in 1965. Lost track of the family in the early 70’s . Found them after my move back to Ohio from Florida. Almost two year’s ago he started coming down to my place nothing between us but friendship. But I had a farm and 2 red tractors. He enjoyed working on the farm and I loved having the help. So when he got sick and asked to stay I was happy to care for him. I got to know the great guy he grew into over the years. He will be missed.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed him coming into dollar general. Will miss his smile an kind heart. R. I. P🙏

  • So sorry to hear of Mick’s passing. My condolences to the family. I had the pleasure to work with him for a number years at HS Automotive and Q3 Mansfield. He was a great guy and would help out anyone and everyone. R.I.P. Mick!!