Wilmer D. Lawrence, 85, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at Homeview Nursing Home in Franklin.
He was a lifelong resident of Bargersville.
He was born on July 2, 1924 in Greene County to Charles Albert and Choloe W. (Lynn) Lawrence. He married Emina "Hope" (Barrett) Lawrence on March 17, 1945. She preceded him in passing in October 2004.
Wilmer was a graduate of Linton-Stockton High School. He was a graduate of Indiana Central University (now the University of Indianapolis). He received his graduate work at Butler and Indiana University. He was veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II and the Korean War.
He was employed as a school teacher for two years at Decatur Central High School. He taught business for many years at Indiana Central University, later serving as Registrar at the university for appoximately 30 years until retirement in 1984.
He was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Franklin. He served in the Stake Presidency and later became Stake Patriarch. He was a former president of the IACRAO. He was a member aof the Bargersville Senior Citizens Center and attended Franklin Senior Center.
Survivors include, a daughter, Barbara Bremer-Viking and husband, Matthew of San Pedro, Calif.; two grandsons, Charles Lawrence Bremer and wife, Erin, of Temecula, Calif.; and one sister, Beverly Jane Volson of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hope; a son, David Barrett Lawrence; and sisters, Pauline Decker and Charlotte Haus.
A service will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 201 Eastview Drive, Franklin.
Friends may call at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street in Franklin from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Linton where military graveside rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.com .