David Lawrence

Obituary of David L Lawrence

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In Loving Memory of

 David (Skip) Louis Lawrence

January 19,1951 – March 16,2024


Skip was born to Peggy and Jack Lawrence on Jan 19, 1951. Skip grew up in Sapulpa and loved to share its history with those that would listen. He graduated from Sapulpa High School and worked at the Sapulpa golf course. He attended TU University and OU University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree. He experienced many places in the world and among sharing his encounters, he encouraged others to explore if given the opportunity

After college he proudly joined his father at the family business City Drug Store. Skip was involved in all areas of the store as well as delivering medications to those unable to come into the pharmacy. Besides his work at the drug store, he was an active member in his community.  

It was on a pharmacy delivery where he met the love of his life Susan Byrnes and her two daughters: Stacey and Tammy.  Susan shared her love and knowledge for horses with Skip and with his enjoyment he obtained his training license. Many years later they parted ways but their relationship remained uniquely close and he never stopped loving her or being a Dad.

After retiring Skip worked part time at Sapulpa Youth Shelter and valet at the Casino.  Skip has always enjoyed music and art. He played drums, guitar and the hand bells in the First Presbyterian Church choir and had the opportunity to study art abroad.

Skip was very active in his grandchildren’s lives, sporting events and family functions as well as having his dinning dates with best friend Mac.

Skip never complained of the medical issues he was faced with. He handled them with self-pride and dignity and that is how he departed this life at his home on March 16,2024.  

Skip is preceded in death by: Mother- Peggy Lawrance, Father – Jack Lawrence and Brother- A.C. “Larry” Lawrence

Skip is survived by: Daughter Stacey Parke of Tulsa, OK , Tammy Skaggs-Jones of Sapulpa, OK, Grandchildren: Cody Skaggs of Alva, OK, Tairryn Bowers of Waynoka, OK, Chase Solek of Tulsa, OK, Jordan Kerns of Tulsa, OK, Nick Parke, Brooke Parke-Daughtery of Broken Arrow, OK, Luke Parke of Oklahoma City, OK, Great Grandchildren: Stetson Bowers, Aspen Skaggs, Riverly Bowers, Sister: Cindy Lawrence of Sapulpa and nephews, nieces and cousins.

We will Celebrate the life and memories of Skip at Green Hill Funeral Home (400 E. Teel Rd. Sapulpa, OK 74066)  on March 23,2024 at 2pm.  


“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

And that he was!!

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Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel - Sapulpa
400 E. Teel Road
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, United States
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David Lawrence

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David Lawrence

1951 - 2024

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