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Kenneth Melvin Lawrence, 67
July 31, 1952 - October 4, 2019

Kenneth Melvin Lawrence,  age 67 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at his home.

Visitation will be at the home.  A Wake service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9th at the home under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.  Rev. Billie Coon will officiate, and burial will follow at the Lawrence Country Estates.  Casket bearers are Waylon Cotanny, Brian Wheeler, Hank Harjo, Tristan Lawrence, Keanan Lawrence, and Malik Wanna-Lawrence.  Honorary Bearers are Hunter Wheeler, Jerry Hayes, Lucian Wheeler, Grant Cotanny, and Sam Wheeler.         

Kenneth was born July 31, 1952 in Sisseton, South Dakota.  He married Bianca Jeanine Cotanny December 6, 1981 in Oklahoma City, and he worked as a painter for the General Motors.  He enjoyed playing in his band, called “Country Thunder”, and he enjoyed playing softball.

He is survived by parents, Mike and Sylvia Owens; two sons, William Lawrence and husband, Tony Jordan of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Kenneth C. Lawrence of Konawa, Oklahoma; three daughters, Jessica Dillera of Calvin, Oklahoma, Kendrea Lawrence of Ada, Oklahoma, and Crystal Harjo and husband, Hank of Konawa; three brothers, Vernon White, Sammy Lawrence, and Gary Brown, all of Sisseton, South Dakota; four sisters, Linda Obago of Peever, South Dakota, Deborah Divine of Sisseton, South Dakota, Dina Owens and husband, Todd also of Sisseton, and June Richards and husband, James of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; eleven grandchildren, Tristan Lawrence, Keanan Lawrence, Denytra Lafontaine, Mysteri Dillera, Heavenly Dillera, Malik Wanna-Lawrence, Netanya Lawrence, Alyssa Givens, Tyler Deegan, Jordan Deegan, and Khoen McBeth; six great grandchildren, Korbin Gericho Lawrence, Kyler Gericho Lawrence, Hudson Allen Hanan, Kaden Lane Lawrence, Teagan Lee Lafontaine, and Lennyx Wilford Lafontaine; and numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bianca Lawrence; one son, Kenny Deegan, two sisters, Melodie Lawrence and Jackie Anderson; one brother, Dennis Deegan; and one great granddaughter, Emma Lawrence.

Funeral Information: October 9, 2019, 2:00 PM
Visitation will be at the home. A Wake service is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8th at his home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9th at the home under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. located at 200 S. Broadway, Konawa, OK 74849

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