Lawrence Gerald Anderson

Funeral services for Lawrence Gerald Anderson, 68, Lecompton, will be 10 am, Monday, September 10, 2018, at Lecompton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.

He died Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Lawrence was born October 4, 1949, in Manhattan, KS, the son of Raymond Lawrence Anderson and Geraldine Halloway Anderson Harrell. He graduated from Lecompton High School and attended Emporia State University for a year.

In 1969 he married Patricia Ann Maness also of Lecompton, they later divorced.

In 1971 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served as a Sargent working as a telephone installer and later as an Optometry Specialist. While in the service he was stationed in the Philippines and California.

After the service he got his Bachelor’s degree from Washburn University in History and Secondary Education. He worked at South Western Bell as a Communications Consultant for most of his career.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching his daughter’s softball teams when they were young, and more recently enjoying time with grandchildren.

Survivors include daughter Kristi Meyer and her husband Leeland of Defiance, MO and daughter Tiffany Gomel and her husband John of Oskaloosa, KS. Grandchildren: Aislyn Meyer, Gabriel Meyer, Jacob Meyer, Shelby Zacher, Travis Gomel, Trisha Gomel and great-grandson Ezra Gesner.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

The family suggests memorial contributions made in memory of Lawrence to the Lecompton Methodist Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.

A visitation will take place from 3-4 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.