Jerry Dale Lawrence, 73, Downey
Obituaries · November 30, 2017

Jerry Dale Lawrence, 73, of Downey, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at The Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County.

A memorial visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch where a memorial service with military honors followed. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the West Branch Rescue and Fire Department or Downey Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at

Jerry was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Moberly, Mo., the son of George and Gladys Ward Lawrence. He attended Keota Schools and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 - 1966. On June 26, 1966, he was united in marriage to Linda Setzer in Iowa City.

He was a member of the West Branch American Legion and Downey Baptist Church and enjoyed racing. Starting in the late 1960ís he worked on engines for many racers in the area. He built competition engines for oval track racers, drag strip cars, and pulling trucks and tractors.

Survivors include his wife Linda of Downey; two daugthers: Patricia (Robert) Brown of West Branch and Jessica (David) Fishbaugher of Mt. Pleasant; two grandchildren: Shaylin and Larkin; brother Tom (Sandra) Lawrence; and a sister: Julie (Joe Schrock) Lawrence of Riverside.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jack.

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