R. Patrick Pat Lawrence, 47, passed away at home Saturday, May 28. He is preceeded in death by his father, Bob Lawrence, and his father-in-law, Jim Houghton. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Shelly and his four sons, Alex, Evan, Bailey, and Noah; mother, Elizabeth Lawrence of Huntington, WV; sister, Pam Morrison (Jeff) of Huntington, WV; mother-in-law, Sharon Houghton; brother-in-law, Matt Houghton (Sarah) of Morgantown, WV; and 5 nieces and nephews, Mary, Trevor, Sam, Ramsey, and Maggie. He was an employee of American Electric Power for over 20 years. A graduate of Wayne County High School (1987) and Marshall University (1991). Pat found joy in every aspect of life. He loved spending time with his family and friends. If he wasnt coaching his children’s teams, he could be found in the stands cheering on their teams. He never knew a stranger and was known among his sons friends as Big Pat. His infectious smile and laughter will continue on in the hearts of all who knew him. Friends are invited to celebrate Pats life at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Wednesday, June 1st from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to either colon cancer research (or a cancer research of your choice), the hospice of your choice, or CaringBridge.org.
Kevin Maynard - Jun 2, 2016
Truly a heavy heart here learning of the passing of a GREAT friend, My thoughts and prayers will be with the family and friends.
Carolyn Martin - Jun 2, 2016
To Pat’s family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult. I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give is not fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.John 14:27. May God bless you and your family toay and in the days ahead. Carol
Carletta Fannin - Jun 1, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a delight in high school. He was very nice and will be missed by everyone.
Dennis and Beth Mingyar - May 31, 2016
We wanted to send our deepest sympathies to Pat’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We hope that your time together and your memories will help you in the days ahead. Please know we are thinking of you.
Dennis and Beth Mingyar
Stacy Snyder - May 31, 2016
You and your boys are in my and my family’s thoughts and prayers!!! Sending hugs!
Love, Stacy Snyder
Margie Davis - May 31, 2016
Shelly, Alex,Evan, Noah and Bailey and family, I am so very sorry for your great loss!! Know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Margie
Penny Bailey - May 31, 2016
Pam and and family , I’m so sorry to read about your brother and son. My prayers are with you
Brenda Phillipss (Smith) - May 31, 2016
Elizabeth and Family,
My heart aches for you at this sad time. It is so hard to accept the inevitability of the circle of life when they are so young. I know you have a very strong faith from which you will be able to draw strength and support. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Elaine & Ron Martino - May 31, 2016
Dear Elizabeth, Pam, and all of Pat’s family,
We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s heartbreaking passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Elaine Martino
Loberta Adkins Jude - May 31, 2016
Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I truly enjoyed working with him at the SSA office in Huntington. He was a joy to be around. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tommy & Julia White - May 30, 2016
So saddened by the news of your brother Pat. He was always the kindest young man. Our love and prayers for you and the family.
Venita Anderson - May 30, 2016
So sorry to hear of you loss,I will carry you and Elizabeth in my prayers.God is with you both thru this time of sadness,cling to him and he will see you thru.
Mindy Boyers - May 30, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers
Sara Stapleton - May 30, 2016
Pam and Elizabeth,
I am at a loss for words. Please know that I have always treasured the times at your house; spending summers swimming in your pool with you and Pat, the birthday parties at Roll-a-Roma and countless other childhood memories of your entire family. May the both of you, Shelley, and the boys feel God’s comfort through my countless prayers.
love and prayers,
Sara (Powers) Stapleton
Don and Judy - May 30, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss and would be there if we were not at home. We spent some quality time with Pat when he came with us to Hilton Head. Our thoughts are with you daily.
Sending our love and hugs.
Scott Bumgardner - May 30, 2016
Pat was a great man! I remember going to Marshall with him and sitting in the student section of the Joan when it first opened! Pat was always there in first or second row cheering on the Herd in the beginning of the Greatest era of Herd football. I will be praying for you and your 4 boys!
Barbara Bailey Churton - May 30, 2016
Dear Elizabeth, Pam and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Pat. I knew he was battling cancer as my friend Betty Cook told me. I have such fond memories of Pat when he was around 10 years old and in my 4th grade class. Please give his wife and children my condolences. May God bless all of you. Barbara Churton
tammy stamper - May 29, 2016
So truly sorry for your loss pam and family. Praying for peace and comfort
Jill Jackson - May 29, 2016
So sorry to hear this news. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you!
Michelle Richardson Dennison - May 29, 2016
Pam I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bernard K. Adkins - May 29, 2016
So sorry to hear this…our thoughts are with all of you.
Tina Blankenship - May 29, 2016
Pam and Family,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you.