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William Oliver Lawrence

WATERFORD — William “Bill” Oliver Lawrence, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at his home in Waterford. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Coleman Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Estes officiating.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at Coleman Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he had lived in the Waterford area for 26 years. He was a retired truck driver with Ozark. Working outdoors with his cows, gardening, welding, building and fixing things were activities he enjoyed. A gifted musician, he enjoyed many types of music, especially jazz. He played the piano, saxophone and guitar.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Rae Lawrence of Waterford; son, Jeffery Lawrence of Horn Lake; daughter, Jennifer Allison of Southaven; and sister, Joyce Adair of Vero Beach, Florida.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, 196 Charmant Drive, Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or Gentiva Hospice, 104 Skyline Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.

To view or sign an online guestbook, visit www.colemanfuneralhome.com.