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Jimmy Lawrence

January 7, 1970 — June 18, 2019

Edcouch- Jimmy Don Lawrence, 49, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, Texas, where he was surrounded by his loved ones. Jimmy was born on January 7th, 1970 to Jimmie Jack Lawrence and Carlota Villarreal Balderas in Pharr, Texas. He grew up in Edinburg and later in Edcouch being the only boy in a family of seven sisters. Jimmy was a talented musician and active in his high school band, as a drummer. He was an Edcouch Elsa High School, class of 88 graduate. Jimmy attended Pan American University and TSTI briefly but then detoured into a career in car sales, where he thrived. He worked his way up the ladder, eventually becoming the General Manager at Payne Auto Group. His career in sales flourished into 28 successful years. Jimmy's hard work and dedication earned him numerous awards, including two Presidential Awards, which is the most prestigious award in the auto industry. During a housing construction boom, Jimmy decided to try his luck building homes. He founded Dream Homes, which was also a success. Dream Homes built and sold many homes over the next several years. Because people knew Jimmy was a great asset to the automotive sales industry, many sought after him. When the opportunity arose at Lithia Honda, he decided to pack his bags and move to Midland, where he spent the next couple of years. Being a true family man, Jimmy missed his home, family, and friends, so he returned to Edcouch. Eventually, it landed him back to his roots at Payne Dealer Group, where he spent the rest of his auto sales career. Jimmy's most enjoyable pastimes were singing, reading his bible, hunting, fishing, working out, barbecuing, and watching football. As a die-hard Dallas Cowboy's fan, he never missed a game. Jimmy was a God-fearing Christian, with true faith. His admired titles at home were father, son, cousin, uncle, grandfather, brother and friend. He was an exceptional provider and hardworking man. Time off from work was always spent at home with family. Jimmy was a true champion and example of love and faith. A man with a heart of gold he would give you the shirt off his back. He had tremendous captivating energy and did everything with a passion. Any room he entered was often filled with his joyous laughter and smile as he truly exemplified the meaning of love. Jimmy Don Lawrence is preceded in death by his mom, Carlota "Wita" Lawrence. He is survived by his father, Jimmy Jack Lawrence, children, Jimmy Jack Lawrence (Josefina) of Edcouch, Jared Lawrence (Stephanie Dudley) of Weslaco, Ashley Lawrence (Salomon Ramos) of San Benito, Josh Gonzalez (Dessie Contreras) of McAllen, Tx, James Pyon of Dallas Tx, Samantha Garza of San Antonio, Tx, Tyler Lawrence of Weslaco, Tx, Hunter Lawrence of Weslaco, Tx, grandchildren, Jolene Love, Juliette Dawn, Athaliah Marie, and Marcus Maxymus, Cataleya Rebecca, Michael Josiah, Salomon Jr., and Natalia Carlota Ramos, sisters, Melissa Maricle (Shannon) of San Antonio, Tx, Amanda Garate (Lee "Walo") of Monte Alto, Tx, Tana Armitage (Kevin) of Edinburg, Tx, Sherry Johnson (Charles) of Midland, Tx, Judy Lynn Moreno (Steven) of Del Rio, Tx, Cindy Hedrick of Houston, Tx, Donna Gibson of Paris, Tx, and 10 nephews and 8 nieces. Serving as pallbearers will be Leo Sandoval, Lee Garate, Jimmy, Josh, Jared, Tyler, and Hunter Lawrence. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 21st, from 9am-9pm at McCaleb Funeral Home, with an hour of sharing at 7pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 10 am, at McCaleb Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Val Verde Cemetery in Donna.
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