James Leone Lawrence was born August 19, 1942 in Los Angles, CA, son of Leslie and Margaret Blurton. He received his education at San Fernando High School in California. In 1959 he entered the United States Air Force serving until his discharge in 1967. He worked at Traer Manufacturing for 21 years. His death came on Friday, June7, 2013 at the Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls at the age of 70 years. He was preceded in death by a son Alan in 2002. He is survived by one son Kevin (Amy) Lawrence of Renner, SD, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers Ralph of San Diego, CA and Dwight of Ojai, CA, and 2 sisters, Barbara Lawrence of Tenino, WA and Dolares Baird of Monongo Valley, CA.