The Taylorville community lost an incredible member and friend of many on Monday. John Lawrence passed away on Monday at approximately 3:40 PM at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Lawrence was the kind of individual who got himself involved, and was a part of many groups and organizations in Taylorville, including the local Kiwanis Club, as treasurer of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation, as well as treasurer of the Taylorville Development Association and its predecessor. Mary Renner, Executive Director of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation, as well as longtime friend of John Lawrence spoke with Regional Radio News, and shared what made John such an incredible individual.
Renner said how the CCECD is planning on honoring Lawrence, and his memory.
Funeral services for John Lawrence will (was) be Friday (today) at 10 AM at Fairview Church in Nokomis. Memorials can be made to Camp Care-A-Lot, PO Box 9407, Springfield IL, or to the Christian County YMCA. Many in the local community have lost a good friend in John Lawrence, and he will be missed.