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Lawrence Carl Mack

February 23, 1935 — April 16, 2024

Lucien

Lawrence Carl Mack, surrounded by loved ones, left this earth to join the love of his life in Heaven on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the age of 89.

Lawrence was born February 23, 1935, in a small farmhouse near Bison, Oklahoma, to Harry (H.H.) and Rose (Reinkamyer) Mack. He was number six of his parents’ eight children. The family moved to the Perry area around the time Lawrence was able to attend grade school. He was sent to Catholic School in Perry, where most of his time was spent “playing hooky,” hiding in the creek waiting for the school day to end. A short time later, the family moved close to the small town of Hayward, Oklahoma. Lawrence finished his school education, graduating Hayward High in 1953. 

Just over a year later, he was able to convince his sweetheart to marry him. Lawrence and Nancy (Henry) Mack were united in marriage on June 21, 1954, in Covington, Oklahoma. The couple finally settled in Lucien, Oklahoma to raise their kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and any other kids lucky enough to hang around the house. 

After years of working in the oilfield for Sinclair Oil, Lawrence went into partnership with his brother John Mack. Together they operated M&M Trenching. The brothers’ unique bond, honesty and a strong work ethic allowed them to operate a successful business for many years, until retirement. Lawrence was a hard worker. He worked hard for his wife and children, but always made time for family. 

Weekend camping at the lake, Go-carts and motorcycles, fishing and hunting are only a few examples. Lawrence and Nancy enjoyed trips to Las Vegas with friends. They loved hitting the dance floor on a Friday night or maybe Saturday night as well. Legendary, uneventful hunting trips to Colorado or pheasant hunts in Kansas were always looked forward to and spoken about for years. Cows, Lawrence’s second love, were a primary part of his later life. He worked hard and took great pride in the cattle herd and the land. You could feel it if you ever just “happened by” the El Cid.

Lawrence spent his life helping people that needed help…it may be a friend or family, maybe a stranger. Young or old, you were not immune. If you needed a shirt, he gave you his shirt. You need a tow? You just got pulled to where you needed to go. That was Lawrence.

Lawrence Mack was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a Papa, and to some, an onery old fart. The man was a mentor to many, a friend to all, and a man that most men should aspire to be. Lawrence was loved by the masses and will be missed by all. 

He was preceded in death by his, parents, seven siblings, his bride Nancy, and two sons: Gary Gene Mack and Lonnie Carl Mack. Lawrence is survived by two daughters: Terri and husband Bob Bornt, and Sheri Payne; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Mack; grandchildren: Brian and wife Ashleigh Wheatley, Bobby Williams, Shalee Williams and Chance Payne; and great grandchildren: Colton and wife Lauren Wheatley, Tucker Wheatley and fiancée Jayde Vaughan, Kase Wheatley, Jonathan Frenchman, Neveah Frenchman, Taylor Frenchman and Breanna Frenchman; brother-in-law David Hotson, and sister-in-law Alice Marie Mack.

Papa, May your loyal and loving spirit guard the calves of El Cid for eternity. By Grandson Brian.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Lucien Faith Church. Don Knott, Pastor of Lucien Cowboy Church, will officiate. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com.

 

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 2, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Lucien United Methodist Church

317 Southwest 3rd Street, Lucien, OK 73757

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