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Lawrence Pride

January 21, 1942 — June 2, 2022

Lawrence Pride

A Celebration of Life will be held for Lawrence Pride, 80, of Rio Vista, at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Chapel.

Lawrence passed away at his home in Rio Vista on Thursday, June 2, 2022. He was born to Stanley Jefferson and Rose Gibson Pride on January 21, 1942 in Dalhart, Texas. Lawrence was the ultimate business man, having owned and operated various companies throughout his life, including Garner Propane in Rio Vista and Cleburne as well as Rio Vista Affiliated Grocery Store. He was of Christian faith. Lawrence served a short time in the United States Navy. He was a fun-loving man who could often be found entertaining a group with his sayings that he had for every occasion such as his favorite, “Ten foot tall and bullet proof”. Lawrence was a member of the American Legion of Cleburne where he spent countless hours with his many friends and family. He was truly a family-man. His world centered around his family and to him they were all that mattered. Lawrence’s love of laughter, drink and fun as well as his love of family and friends will be missed greatly by those who knew him best. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Gene Pride, Paul Pride, Jewel , Leo Pride and Leonard Pride.

Survivors include his girlfriend of 33 years, Jennifer Brooks aka “Honey”; daughter, Paula Rowlett and her husband, Rodney; son, Preston Pride; grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica and James Bridges, Aaron and Gabi Rowlett, and Chloe Williams; great grandchildren, Zane Bridges, Hoyt Bridges, Clara Rowlett, and Nora Rowlett; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel

512 North Ridgeway Drive, Cleburne, TX 76033

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