Joseph Jerry “Condor” Lawrence, 68, of Dumas passed away on October 5, 2018 at Dumas.

He was born on September 30, 1950 in Little Rock to the late Jay D. and Mary Agnes Kellogg Lawrence.

Mr. Lawrence attended the First United Methodist Church in Dumas, was a 1968 graduate of McGehee High School, and attended Arkansas A&M and Arkansas Tech. He was owner of Freeman’s Furniture for 16 years before becoming the advertising manager at the Dumas Clarion for eight years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Diane Rowland Lawrence of Dumas;a daughter, Heather (Cary) Lawrence-Harris; and two grandsons that he adored, Lawrence Sutton Harris and Logan Shaw Harris.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 7, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 8, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas with Dr. Tandy Hanson officiating. Burial will be at the McGehee Cemetery in McGehee.

Memorials may be made to: FUMC, 230 Court St., Dumas, AR 71639 or Jodie Partridge Center, P.O. Box 643, Dumas, AR 71639, or Delta Memorial Hospital, Project Committee, P.O. Box 519, Dumas, AR 71639.