David J. "Bootie" Lawrence, 59, of Curtice, OH passed away peacefully late Wednesday evening, October 17, 2018, at his home after a long bout with cancer.
Born on February 22, 1959, in Sandusky, OH the son of Gaylord Richard and Doris Maxine (Graves) Lawrence. Dave had graduated from Perkins High School in 1977. For 30 years he worked at GM Powertrain in Toledo, OH, before retiring in 2008. Dave loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, but he especially loved spending time along the shores looking out or being on the lake. He was an avid sports fan, particularly a fan of the Oakland (LA) Raiders and The Ohio State University Buckeyes. When he could, he liked to take off on his Harley-Davidson for long rides. Dave was a member of the U.A.W. Local # 14.
Survived by his brother, Al (Kathy) Lawrence of Sandusky; two sisters, Donna (Jim) Smith of Mansfield and Kathy Nasato of Marble Falls, TX; and his brother-in-law, Rod (Tracie) Dahlke of Sandusky; 10 nieces and nephews, Drew, Trisha, Jenny, Jessie, Sarah, Carol, Matt, Jimmy, Jason and Travis; and many special friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Gayle Dahlke and Carol Lawrence.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, from 5-8 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, October 23, 2018, at 11 am at the funeral home. Rev. David T. Clarke officiating.
Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Dave's family at davidfkoch.com.