Nashville, N.C.- Jackson “Jack” Lawrence, 84, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Duke Neurology Center after a short illness. Born on February 28, 1934 in Sand Lake, NY, Jack was the son of the late Earle and Pauline Hastings Lawrence. He graduated from the Averill Park High School and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from RPI. He worked for General Electric, and the Sanforized Company where he developed many patents and traveled the world. After retiring as President/Partner of Spring City Knitting, Jack, along with his wife founded America’s Best Nut Company in Rocky Mount, NC.
Jack was the father of the late Jeffrey Lawrence and brother of the late Earle Lawrence (Annie McIntyre).
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Betsy Owens; daughter in law Sharon Lawrence; daughter Jody Balsamo (Dr. Steven); son James Lawrence (Mary); grandchildren Carrie, Becky, William, Katelin, Joseph and Lauren; Great grandchildren Claire, Regan, Paige and Patrick, his former wife Barbara Lawrence.
Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16 at the Elmwood Cemetery Rte. 150, south of the 4 corners, West Sand Lake, NY
Jacks family requests donations in his memory may be made to the Jeffrey A. Lawrence Innovation Fund
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Gift Processing Center PO Box 3164, Boston, MA. 02241
Visit www.perrykomdat.com for directions and a private guestbook.
February 16, 2019
West Sand Lake, NY