Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Duane Geoffery Lawrence “Jeff” November 28, 1959- January 6, 2024
Born in Lufkin, Texas to George Kenyon Lawrence and Eugenia Mae Lawrence “Geni”. Jeff had two brothers George Kenyon Lawrence Jr “Kenny” and Nelson Gregory Lawrence “Gregg”. Jeff was also fortunate enough to gain many brothers and sisters whom he loved deeply when his parents remarried. John Alton Jr, Dennis Wayne, Randy Alan, Kathy Galel, Patty Dale, Donna Lynn, Kenneth Wayne “Bo”, Bobby Lynn Jr, Debra Irene. His siblings said the same thing, Jeff was the absolute best brother and the man you see today is the man he always has been.
During Jeff’s senior year of high school, he met the love of his life, Sherol Lynn Cobb “Sherry”. The day after they met, he showed up at her house with his class ring and gave it to her because he knew he wanted to live the rest of his life with her. Love at first sight. They were married before he even graduated. They lived 44 years side by side and were inseparable. Jeff loved Sherry with all his heart until his last breath. They spent many of the early years together raising their family in Texas and every vacation they could in Colorado at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. They had dreams of moving and raising their family in Colorado and made that dream come true. It was a true love story, XO.
Jeff and Sherry had three children, Rachael Jessicca, Travis Ray (Misty) and Reagan Kelley (Michael Lane). Jeff loved his children and called them often to check in and ensure they were doing well. His children thought the world of their dad, and if any of them needed anything, He was gonna be there. In the end, Jeff told his children, it was my pleasure to be your dad. Dad, your children were honored to call you dad. Jeff always lived by the example he taught his children.
Jeff was PopPop to his six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Aspyn Denise, Tristyn Lee, Orin Alexandre, Lawrence Ean “Ean”, Lillian Aspyn “Lilly”, Brooklyn Louise “Brookie” and Luke Preston. You think he loved his children? Well, when it came to his grandkids, multiply that by 1000. His eyes lit up when he heard PopPop. Those grandbabies loved their PopPop and loved to be with him.
Jeff had a great love for hunting, fishing, racing, boxing, music and any colorado adventure. Jeff loved the mountains and any dirt road he could explore. He was very passionate for his love of driving (many road trips with his family over his life) and the career he made of it. He loved his friends, his job at Mountain Beverage, and thought of them as his extended family. Dad would want to send a special thank you to mountain beverage for all the years of love and continued support.
Jeff is preceded in death by his mother and father, George and Geni, his older brother Kenny, his granddaughter Aspyn as well as his step mother, Dee. Step father, John Sr. two brothers Dennis and Bo.
Jeff leaves behind a legacy of being a loving, kind and generous man. The list could go on with kind words spoken of Jeff. To know him was to love him. Jeff was surrounded by his family at home in his final moments. He was a tough man and fought his best fight. He opened his eyes, looked at each of us and with his final breath, he told us that he loved us one last time. Husband, Dad, PopPop, Brother and Friend… You will be missed more than you know… We Love You…
A celebration of life will be held on January 27, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Mountain Beverage 607 US Highway 24, Leadville Co 80461. The Family asks, in Lieu of flowers, that you bring memories, a dish or a dessert to share. Jeff loved gathering around food and friendship. An additional service will be held June 23, 2024 in Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to honor Jeff.