Richard Lee Lawrence

December 18, 1945 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Richard Lawrence Obituary

Richard Lee Lawrence, 77, of Southampton, NY, passed away on December 7, 2023. He was born on December 18, 1945, in Southampton, NY, to the late Ray and Ella Lawrence. Richard was a loving father to Jeffrey, Donald, Mariah, and Kerry. A beloved grandfather to Noah and Oliver. He was also a treasured brother to Robert.

Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969 as an automotive mechanic. After his military service, he embarked on a successful career. He worked at Strong Oil in Watermill and later owned Richard Lawrence Oil Burner Sales & Service. Richard also worked for the Southampton Town Highway Department. In his retirement, he worked at P&G Auto Parts as a delivery boy. However, his true passion was serving as the "Mayor" of Southampton Dog Park.

In his free time, Richard enjoyed riding his motorcycle, savoring morning coffee and stimulating conversation at Catenas, working on cars, and frequenting Southampton Dog Park with his dogs, Harley and Nikkee. But his favorite pastime was watching his children compete against each other at Riverhead Raceway.

Richard was a short to temper easy to love quirky man. He wanted things done the right way aka his way. He would be the first to tell you when you messed up but he would also be the first one to help when someone was in need. He loved causing trouble but was kind. Everywhere he went the ladies seemed to follow.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 13, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, at O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 30 Little Plains Road, Southampton, NY. Interment with Airforce Honors will take place on Monday, December 18, at 11:00 AM at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations by check, Visa, or Mastercard may be made to the Southampton Village Dog Park (in memory of Richie Lawrence) and sent to Southampton Village Hall, 23 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968.

The compassionate staff at O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home in Southampton, NY, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Richard Lee Lawrence. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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December 13, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home
30 Little Plains Road
Southampton, NY 11968

December 13, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home
30 Little Plains Road
Southampton, NY 11968

December 18, 2023

11:00 AM


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