George R. “Buddy” Lawrence died Saturday August 29, 2020 at his home in rural Douglas County. He was born January 10, 1943 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of George Raymond Lawrence and Goldie Wilson Lawrence. His father was killed in France in WW II and he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Herb Schlink, on the family farm south of Lawrence. Buddy graduated from Lawrence High School in 1961 and then attended Kansas State University. After college he became a carpenter and later went on to own and operate his own cabinet shop in Julian, California. His hobbies included gardening, participating in horse events and spending time with his family.
Buddy married Leda Catherine Jackman on July 13, 1975 in Bonita, California. After spending 20 years in southern California, Buddy and Leda moved back to the family farm. He is survived by his wife Leda, stepsons Clarke (Leslie) Jackman, Baldwin and Brad (Karen) Jackman, Oakdale, California; sisters Sandra Patchen, Lawrence and Kay Barngrover, Berryton; and 5 grandchildren, Austin, Tanner, Chase, Shelby and Thandi.
The family will honor Buddy’s wishes of no formal services.
Messages & Condolences
So sorry for your loss
Buddy was such a kind man
My prayers to Leda and the family ~
Buddy was a genuine person. A really nice fellow. My sympathies to Leda and the family.
It truly saddens me to hear about Buddy’s passing. We shared many childhood memories together. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Sending light and love to all of you. Buddy is truly one of the kindest, sweetest people I will ever know. He will be missed.
My sincere condolences to Leda and family. I grew up with Buddy in rural Douglas county.
My memory of riding horses on the ranch in California has stayed with me and will be with the rest of my life always have enjoyed spending time with Buddy and Leda my prayers go out to you
Good bye Uncle Buddy, I have many fond memories riding with Aunt Leda, you were often in the background working on something that needed fixin’. I also remember you helping me with JD (Jessie Duke), a young palomino colt, your hands were strong and steady and you could calm him down in a moment. I’m glad you were able to move back to Lawrence and spend your golden years where you were most happy. Lots of Love to you Aunt Leda!
We’re so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
I love you Uncle Buddy ❤️ Thank you for always loving me with your big heart. I will miss you so much.
I have lovely memories of Buddy and his horse at Weybright #4 school. I thought he was so lucky to have a horse. My condolences from Sedona, AZ
Sandy and Kay. It has been several years since I saw Buddy but we were in touch. So sorry that Buddy is gone. My condolences. Can feel for you as we lost my brother Ron less than a year ago.
I’m so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Sending many hugs. -Laurel, John, and Charlie
Sorry for your loss . I remember him as a happy go lucky guy.
Buddy was a great person. Prayers for his entire family. So very sad.
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