Eugene Lawrence, 71, of Orange passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Baptist Orange Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange.  A visitation will be held on Monday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was a native and life long resident of Orange; born Oct. 25, 1938 to parents Butler Lawrence and Rosie (Hock) Lawrence. He retired from Orange County maintenance department after many years of service. He loved working on cars and working in his yard. He was a loving man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Gloria Norwood, Ray Lawrence, Lottie Lawrence and John Ray Lawrence.

His is survived by his sisters, Bessie Norwood, Dorothy Wallace, Susie Dorman, Shirlene McPherson all of Orange; brother, James Lawrence of Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews.