LAWRENCE, Richard Richard Gantt Lawrence, of Charleston, SC, passed away on the morning of November 20, 2007. Mr. Lawrence was born October 15, 1931 in Charleston, SC, the son of Clarence Skeet Brailsford Lawrence and Margaret Early Lawrence. He attended Porter Military Academy, graduated from The Citadel in 1953, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served around the world including Korea. He concluded his military career as a Captain and Professor at the University of Alabama, and in 1965 graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was second in his class and editor of the Law Review. He was in private practice from 1965 until his death. Richard was a member of the Elks Lodge, The South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and the SC State Bar. He was proud to be a seventh generation descendent of General William Moultrie. A fun-loving man with a spirited sense of humor, Richard was a devoted and doting father to four daughters: Juli Lawrence Juneau and her husband Stewart of New Orleans, LA, Kathryn Brailsford Lawrence Thigpen and her husband Richard of Charlotte, NC, Mary Sue Lawrence Bauer and her husband Robert of Charleston, SC, Stacey Gantt Lawrence Stratigos, her husband Vajra and their three children, Olivia, Cannon and Sayre of Atlanta, GA; as well as two sisters: Dorothy McCollough and Mary Jean Watson and her husband Kent; and his close companion of many years Diane Dee Dee Carter Snipes. He also leaves behind his beloved cats, Joy and Bootsie. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL Friday between five and seven o’clock. A home-going memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pet Helpers Adoption Center, 1430 Folly Road, James Island, SC 29412 or to a charity of choice. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 11/22/2007.
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