Daniel Carl ‘D.C.’ Lawrence
Published 11:24 am Thursday, April 23, 2015
Mr. Daniel Carl “D.C.” Lawrence, 79, of Bermuda Run, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Mr. Lawrence was born on Feb. 2, 1936 in Ashe County to the late Coy Harding Lawrence and Ellie Mae Main Lawrence. He attended Farmington High School. He began working in the building business in 1955 and attained his unlimited general contractor license. He was instrumental in developing and building of Rollingreen, Nestleway Acres, Westley Forest, Parkfield Lane, Arden Circle, Country Cove and others. Some of the buildings he built were Clemmons Village Shopping Center, Clemmons Village Apartments, Village Inn and Conference Center, an addition to Clemmons First Baptist Church and other buildings around Clemmons and in Winston-Salem. He and his wife, Sue, owned and operated the Ramada Inn in Clemmons. Mr. Lawrence was a long-time member of Clemmons First Baptist Church where he was an ordained Deacon and served on several committees. He was selected to appear in Outstanding Young Men of America in 1965. He was a charter member of Clemmons Jaycees and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 1971. He served as president of the Winston-Salem Home Builders Association and secretary and state director of the N.C. Home Builders Association. He served on the board of directors for Gardner Webb College and was elected to the board of directors for Northwestern Bank which later became First Union and then Wachovia Bank.
Mr. Lawrence was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Larry Dale Lawrence and Donald Gray Lawrence.
Survivors: his wife of 61 years, Sue Caudle Lawrence of the home; a son, Danny Lawrence and wife Lori Phillips Lawrence of Advance; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann “Jody” Durham Lawrence of Clemmons; 2 grandchildren, Amanda Lawrence and Steven Chambers and wife Christen; a great-grandson, Lawrence Chambers; 2 brothers, George Lawrence and wife Glenda and Clay Lawrence and wife Gaye, all of Mocksville,; business partners and friends, Leslie and Glenda Frye; and special friends, Robert and Ann Johnson of Advance and Bob and Elizabeth Mize of Maryville, Tenn. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Clemmons First Baptist Church with Dr. Robby Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends Friday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.
Memorials: Memory Assessment Clinic Counseling Center, Attn.: Development Alumni Affairs Office of WFUHS, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, 27157.