A well known and respected local attorney, age 72, passed away on December 27, 2015. He was born in Detroit on March 30, 1943, to Donald B. Sr. and Janet B. (Clink) Lawrence. Don graduated from Michigan State University and Wayne State University Law School and has practiced Law since 1968. He was a longtime partner with the Hubbard Law Firm. He was an active Trustee for the Whiteley Foundation; a founding member of the Delta Side Business Association; a member of Delta Governmental Affairs Committee; a 30-year board member of various local credit unions; and a former member of Rotary.
Don loved his family, his faith and was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He was happiest spending time with family, especially camping with his grandchildren and always made himself available to anyone in need of his help.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sally; 2 children, Patrick (Rhonda) Lawrence and Katharine (Dr. Bryan) Judge; 7 grandchildren, Justin, Zachary and Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew, Aidan, Riegan and Blake Judge; brother, Stephen (Carol) Lawrence; sister, Gail (Bob) Schermer; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 W. Ottawa, Lansing, with The Rev. Karen C. Lewis, Rector officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, or to the Whiteley Foundation, c/o R. Hicks, P.O. Box 4337, East Lansing, MI 48826-4337. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.