James Robert Lawrence, III

James Robert Lawrence, III

We are heartbroken to announce the death of our beloved James Robert Lawrence III on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 in Granbury, Texas.  James was born on September 25, 1955 in Ardmore, OK to James “Bob” Lawrence II and Wilma “Lucille” Lawrence.  Spending the majority of his childhood in Skellytown, TX, he graduated from Pampa in 1974. After college, he worked for and retired from Northern Natural Gas as an Operations Manager.


The most important part of his life was his family.  He was married to the love of his life, Kara Sue, for the last 25 years.  His greatest blessings were his kids, Melissa, Rhett, Jennifer, and Lindsy.  He was the world’s best grandpa to his grandkids.  You could always find him working in his shop on his many projects, going on jeep trips, being near the water, visiting zoos with his kids and grandkids, having tea parties and giving horseback rides with his grandkids.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Lucille; his siblings, Pat and Judith Ann.  He leaves behind his wife Kara Sue, of Granbury; Daughters, Jennifer Cottingham and husband Brandt, of Carlsbad, NM, Melissa Wagner and husband Aaron, of Sahuarita, AZ,; Lindsy Brown and husband Dustin, of Amarillo; son, Rhett Lawrence and wife Kelley, of Allen; Brothers, Ivan Lawrence and wife Kelly of Ponca City, OK; David Lawrence and husband Dino of Las Vegas, NV; 10 grandchildren, Caleb Macias of Carlsbad, NM; Jaidan Brown of Amarillo; Brayson Brown of Amarillo; Jody Cottingham, of Carlsbad, NM; Brody Brown of Amarillo; Hannah Joy Wagner of Sahuarita, AZ; Annie Lawrence of Allen; Adalie Brown of Amarillo; Maggie Lawrence of Allen; and Kye Cottingham of Carlsbad, NM.


We will be celebrating his life on Saturday, September 24th, and would love for any memories to be shared with the family as we grieve his sudden loss.  https://forms.gle/AH5gJBPgAvEagJTh8.  In lieu of flowers, we want you to donate to a charity of your choice.


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