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.