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William "Bill" Lawrence, Jr., 52, native of Bridgeport, CT, resident of Jasper since 1990 coming from Stratford, CT passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Jasper. Interment to follow at West Oaks Cemetery. Reception to follow interment at St. Michael's Parish Hall. The family will greet friends on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper with a Rosary service to follow at 8:00 PM.

Bill was born on July10, 1967 to William Richard Lawrence Sr. and Regina Marie Santini Lawrence. He spent his life as a Truck Driver , he had a passion for Peterbilt trucks. On February 15, 1992 he married the love of his life Dallas Eldon Whaley Calhoun.

A member of Angelina River Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years, his time in the department he served as a Fire Fighter, Fire Chief and Assistant Chief.

Bill loved serving his community, playing his guitar, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years Dallas Lawrence of Jasper, TX; his parents William & Regina Lawrence Sr. of Jasper, TX; three sons Casey Holden Lawrence, William Richard Lawrence III "Billy" and Jason Michael Calhoun all of Jasper, TX; a sister Christina Ann Smith & husband Dustin Michael of Quanah, TX; a niece Catherine Smith of Quanah, TX; nephew Vance Smith of Quanah, TX ; grandson Brett Michael Calhoun Primrose of Jasper, TX; as well as a host of family and friends.

Condolences may be posted at www.shultzfuneralhomeofjasper.com or on Facebook at Shultz Funeral Home & Crematory.