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Charles Virgil "Charlie" Lawrence

Updated: Apr 4

Abingdon, Virginia

Charles Virgil Lawrence, 57, of Abingdon Virginia passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2024 at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 31, 1966, in Penhook, Virginia in Franklin County, to the late Charles Franklin and Frances Taylor Lawrence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Charles Joseph “CJ” Lawrence of Abingdon Virginia; and two brothers, David Lawrence and Daniel Lawrence, both of Penhook, Virginia.

Charlie was disabled in 2021 because of cirrhosis of the liver. Before that, he worked for the Town of Abingdon for 15 years. Charlie enjoyed meeting with and talking to both old and new friends. He loved working in the yard at home – had a real green thumb. He loved anything to do with being outside, and when the weather made him stay in, it was cowboy movies that he loved to watch.

Charlie was the most compassionate, kind, and affectionate big-hearted man. He had a laugh that was contagious and a smile that couldn’t be beat. He was a joker and loved to laugh. Charlie had a heart of gold and we know that he is in heaven smiling down with that million-dollar smile on all those he has left behind.

Survivors include his wife, Delana Jones Lawrence of Abingdon, Virginia; two daughters, Allison Patrick and partner Brandon Armbrister, and Alexis Patrick and partner Matthew Gill all of Bristol, Virginia; one very special grandson, Johnny Lawrence of Castlewood, Virginia; and granddaughter, Navie Armbrister of Bristol, Virginia.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 8, 2024 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the

Frost Funeral Home Chapel in Abingdon, Virginia.

Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Lawrence family.


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