Shelton A. Lawrence

Shelton A. “Punk” Lawrence – 79 – of 8412 County Route 48 (Oak Hill Rd.), Arkport, died early Monday morning (December 26, 2016) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on June 24, 1937, he was the son of Arnold & Katie (Kimble) Lawrence.

Punk was a lifelong resident of Arkport and resided his entire life on the Lawrence Family Farm. He was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1955).

For the majority of his life, Shelton was active in the operation of the Lawrence Family Farm, a dairy farm in Arkport established by his grandfather and remained a family owned business through five generations. He stayed active in the business until he was forced to “slow down” due to ill health about 18 months ago. Throughout the years, Shelton enjoyed the farming life and also loved working on the farm equipment.

Shelton was preceded in death by his son, Scott Lawrence; 1 brother, Herman “Donald” Lawrence; 1 sister, Phyllis Hoyt.

He was married on December 3, 1960 (56 years) to the former Barbara Glover who survives. Also surviving are his son, Joseph Lawrence of Arkport; his grandson, Blake (Crystal Caldwell) Lawrence of Arkport; 2 sisters, Sandra Lawrence of Arkport and Violet (Don) Lang of Arkport; several nieces & nephews.

At Shelton’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home. 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

2 Responses to “Shelton A. Lawrence”

  1. JOHN V. MALTER says:

    Dear Barbara & Family

    I am so sorry to hear of Punk’s passing, he was a good man and will be miss I am sure by his whole family as well as the entire community.

  2. Craig Pfaff (Amos) says:

    I will always remember Punk as a hard working farmer and friend. He believed that if you took care of things they would last forever. A hay wagon would not roll till every wheel was torn down bearings cleaned and repacked with grease. But that was not all; they must have a fresh coat of creosote to. I helped him rebuild a combine that barely ran, a old ford truck that Mahaney’s were going to junk. Of course it had to be painted RED (none of that blue stuff). I worked for Punk for 4 years. He taught me so much about life. His work ethic has carried me through 21 years in the Air Force, and on to a successful carrier as a test engineer. I will never miss the days in the barn sweeping cobwebs and leveling the silo (those were terrible jobs). I will definitely miss the man. I still remember the first time I saw his real name. No one used real names though Jake (Arnold never new him as that) his father, Donny (Herman) his brother, Tinny (Bruce) his friend. I think Punk had something against real names. Barb I will miss him. I am so sorry I have not stopped more since I left the Air Force. God Bless you Amos