William Robert Lawrence

06/07/2011 5:06 PM |

Former Greenport resident William Robert Lawrence, known as “Bob,” died June 1 in Asheville, N.C. He was 82.

He was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Quincy, Mass., to Bernice Mae (Davis) and William R. Lawrence. He graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox, Mass., and Marietta College in Ohio.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and married his college sweetheart, Barbara Anne Young. They resided in Manhasset for 32 years, and he worked in the pulp and paper industry and heavy-duty truck manufacturing.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife, of Asheville; his daughter, Donna Davie of Norwalk, Conn.; his son, David, of Cutchogue; and three grandchildren.

Cremation was private. Interment will take place Wednesday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at Calverton National Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Care Partners Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 5779, Asheville, NC 28813.