of Batesville, AR
March 30, 1970 - May 8, 2023
Carl Lawrence, a retired Army combat medic with multiple combat deployments, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the age of 53. He was a dedicated father, a devoted soldier, and a loving son. Carl was born on March 30, 1970, in Geneva, Illinois, to James Lawrence and Alma Jean (McGuffey) Gray. Carl served his country with great honor and courage as a combat medic in the United States Army. Throughout his military career, he selflessly put himself in harm's way to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. His bravery and dedication earned him the respect and admiration of all who served alongside him. Carl's commitment to his duty was unwavering, and he made a significant impact on the lives of those he cared for during times of conflict.Aside from his military service, Carl cherished his role as a father. He leaves behind two beloved daughters, Cheyenne and China Lawrence. He was a pillar of strength and support for his children, instilling in them the values of resilience, compassion, and determination. Carl's love and guidance will continue to shape their lives, and his memory will forever be treasured by his daughters.Carl was predeceased by his father, James, and his mother and stepfather, Jean and William ''Bob'' Gray. Although his passing is a profound loss for his family, friends, and community, the legacy of his life will continue to inspire and uplift those who knew him. His bravery, kindness, and unwavering dedication to his country and family will be remembered with deep gratitude.A military funeral service to honor Carl Lawrence's life will be held June 9th, 2023 @ 11:00 am at Riverside Park Pavilion #2 in Batesville, AR. Family, friends, and all those whose lives were touched by Carl are welcome to attend and pay their respects. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to wounded warriors in memory of Carl Lawrence.Carl Lawrence will forever be remembered as a true American hero, a devoted father, and a courageous individual. His selfless acts of service and love will continue to inspire others, and his memory will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate to have known him."We do not mourn the death of heroes; we celebrate their lives, their sacrifices, and the indelible mark they leave on our souls."
I just found out. I wish I coulda given u a hug one more time. I'll miss you. I am honored and thankful we shared some chapters in each other's lives. I will miss you greatly. I will remember you and your deeds. I hope to see you a very long time from now. Keep a place saved for me and for the rest of our 1-22 brothers in Odin's halls. We will see each other again my brother. Till Valhalla.
My prayers go out to the Lawrence family. I served alongside Carl from 2004-2007. Carl was an amazing medic who was always reliable and willing to help, teach and mentor. On behalf of the 1-22 Infantry Medics, Carl we will miss you. Chris Burciaga
Carl, fly high my friend. We are going to miss your calls your epic rants on discord and most of all you! So glad we were able to meet atleast once in person. We love you. Dave and Gina Stachowiak
Your going to be missed by so many. You may be gone, but you’ll never be forgotten until we meet on the other side. Love always Cuz.
Carl and I grew up and graduated together from BHS. In our adult years we became neighbors. John and I often giggled when our dogs would meet up with Carl’s dogs at the fence and bark incessantly at one another. We miss hearing him yell at them to stop, especially Red who seemed to be the ring leader of the pack. Our deepest condolences to Carl’s family and friends. May the memories you have bring you comfort.
I’ve known Carl all my life. We graduated high school together. He was a good soul and I’m at a loss. It was an honor to have known him . I pray for peace and comfort for all the whole family.
I've known Carl most of my life as we both attended not only the Batesville School system together but the Southside School system as well. He was a very patriotic and loyal soldier not only to his country but to his family and his friends as well. I will truly miss his energy, compassion and friendship!! The world just lost one of the good ones, may he rest in peace and God be with his family during these difficult times.
My brother since meeting in 1994. Although your light has gone out, the light you've shown us through your grumpy care will always shine on through us that remain. Till Valhalla my friend. Save me a horn of Mead and rest without pain.
Brother, the world just lost a light in the darkness. Miss our calls and visits.See you on the other side
I miss you everyday Brother; thank you for the impact you had on all of us. All those years of fun, laughter, hard times and good times will not be forgotten. Natalie & I will always be thankful for you and the times you were always there for us. Until we see each other again brother.
My thoughts and prayers are with China and Cheyenne and Carl's extended family and friends.
Prayers for everyone! See you later, cousin. Mellissa, Kenny, Justin, and Kerrie
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Carl. Our hearts go out to his daughters and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
I graduated with Carl and he was a wonderful man. My prayers are with you all. God bless.
I knew Bobby and Jean. Jean was my Avon lady for a long time. I can only imagine that she raised a son to be a fine man. I can only thank the family for Carl's military service. Not all men are set out to fight for their country. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.