Lyle Russell Lawrence

Lyle Russell Lawrence of Eaton Rapids, MI went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 8, 2022, at the age of 84. Lyle was born on August 1, 1938, in Charlotte, MI the son of Russell and Leona (Jackson) Lawrence. He was raised on the family farm in Olivet where he attended high school and graduated class of 1956. Lyle worked for the VFW Home in Eaton Rapids where he chauffeured and maintained the grounds, all while continuing to farm on the side. Eventually, Lyle was able to buy his own farm on Houston Road in Eaton Rapids where he farmed and hauled agricultural lime for over 50 years. He was a devout Christian and longtime member of the Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church. Lyle always worked hard to provide for his family and was happiest when he was outside working the land.
Surviving is his wife, Donna (Crabtree) Lawrence; daughter, Kathleen Lawrence; sons, William (Kayla) Lawrence, Robert (Tamara) Lawrence; son-in-law, Scott Blackmer; grandchildren, Russell, Beth, Ben, Taylor, Dennis, Alan, Alyssa, Alyna, Jody, Justin, Tiffany; and several great grandchildren, niece, and nephew.
Lyle is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Alyce Blackmer; and brother, Leonard Lawrence.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Seventh Day Adventist Church in memory of Lyle. To share memories or leave condolences please visit