James Lawrence

Obituary of James W. Lawrence

James “Jim” William Lawrence, 74, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on May 2, 2020, with his loving wife by his side. He was the husband of Denise M. (Wilsbach) Lawrence, with whom he would have shared 18 years of marriage on June 1, 2020. Born in Upholland, England, on August 26, 1945, James was the son of the late James William Lawrence and Ester (Simpkin) Lawrence. Jim was employed by the Pottstown School District for over 20 years, working as a school bus driver and later as a custodian when he retired. He and his wife, Denise, were members of Hope Community Church in Gilbertsville for many years. He enjoyed listening to music and watching British football. Jim’s greatest passion in life was spending time with his family, but especially with Denise. Jim and Denise loved to be with each other. They did everything together, including eating at various restaurants, shopping, and going on walks each night after dinner. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children, James W. Lawrence, partner of Carrie Holden, Jason A. Lawrence, husband of Lori, Jane M. Lawrence, wife of Matthew Garbutt, and Jolene E. Lawrence; his stepchildren, Amanda R. Macedo, partner of Bryan Golas, and Andrew R. Macedo Jr., partner of Vikki Travitzky; his grandchildren, Mykael (& Alaina) Lawrence, Jessica A. Lawrence, Elijah J. Lawrence, Cecila M. Lawrence, Liam J. Garbutt, Cole R. Garbutt, Ashley J. Lawrence, Connor M. Mensick, and Emma J. Mensick; his step-grandchildren, Adilynn M. Golas, Andrew R. Macedo III, and Kylie M. Macedo; his daughter-in-law, Michelle Stuck; and his siblings, Beryl Pierce, John Lawrence, and Jonathan Lawrence. A webcast of Jim’s services will be available on Friday, May 8, 2020, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please visit www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com and see Jim’s memorial page to view the webcast. If you have any questions, please call 610-323-8220. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements.

Webcast - Life Celebration

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, May 8, 2020
Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
955 N. Charlotte Street
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States