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Ruben Ray "Goober" Lawrence

November 27, 1946 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 74)


Ruben Ray Lawrence “Goober” 74, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born November 27, 1946 in Nashville, Arkansas the son of the late J.T. and Lucy Lawrence.


Mr. Lawrence retired as a mechanic from Howard County Road Department.  He loved to fish, hunt, and spending time with family.  Ruben was a member of the County Line Missionary Baptist Church.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years Shara Lawrence, two brothers George and Jimmy Dale Lawrence, one sister Louise Emerson, and one grandson Timothy Lawrence Jr.


Survivors include four daughters Raynelle Lawrence of Nashville, AR, Jessica Hostetler and husband Chris of Nashville, AR, Regina Lawrence of Nashville, AR, Deb Erwin of Nashville, AR; two sons James Lawrence of Nashville, AR, Timothy Lawrence of Houston, TX; two step daughters Jodi Bell of McMinnville, OR, and Angie Getts of Little Rock, AR; one brother Edwin Lawrence of Grapevine, TX; two sisters Ida Kesterson of Dierks, AR, and Ruth Kaye Martz of Lockesburg, AR; fourteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 26, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.


Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 27, at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville, with Bro. David Raulerson officiating, burial to follow in Bluff Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.


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January 26, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville
115 E. Hempstead St.
Nashville, AR 71852

Funeral Service
January 27, 2021

10:00 AM
Latimer Funeral Home - Nashville
115 E. Hempstead St.
Nashville, AR 71852

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