Billy Gene Lawrence, 79, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2019.
He was born January 4, 1940, in Jefferson County to Glaucus and Elah Robinson Lawrence.
He received his education from Watson Chapel High School.
He had worked as a carpenter and a mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emmer Jean Rushing Lawrence, whom he married on March 13, 1961, in Pine Bluff; his parents; brother Chester Leon Lawrence; sisters, Elah May Gates. Maxine Carter and Beatrice Lorene Andrews.
Survivors include his daughters, Rita Carter of Franklin, Kentucky, Darlene (Bill) McArthur of Conway; a son, William Bryan (Elizabeth) Lawrence of Pine Bluff; a brother, Larry Wendell Lawrence of Pine Bluff; sisters, Emilene Moltz of Sheridan, Anita Beatty of Baton Rouge, Almeda Corder of Sheridan; grandchildren, Chris Chadick, Andrea (Brandon) Wood, Misty Conner, Drew Worthen, Bret Chadick, Destiny Lawrence, Megan Lawrence, and Ryan "Bubba" Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Brayden Turner, Andrew Wood, Alyssa Smith, Peyton Wood, Lauren Chadick and Colton Smith.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Robinson’s.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10 a.m. at Calvary’s Lighthouse with Reverend Sammy Alverson officiating.
Burial will follow at Phillips Cemetery.