Lawrence E. Truax Sr., 91, of Lock Haven died on Friday November 26, 2021 at Geisinger, Lewistown Hospital.
He was married to the late Rhoda Lee (Bropst) in 1952. They had been married for 64 years at the time of his death in 2017.
Lawrence was born December 19, 1929 in Avis, the son of the late Robert and Edith (Nichols) Truax. He had served in the US Marines during the Korean War. Lawrence had worked at Woolrich Woolen Mills, Inc. for 32 years and retired. He was a member of the Cornerstone Faith Fellowship, Antes Fort, Korean War Veterans Association, Korean War Honor Guard, Beech Creek American Legion, and Heroes and Horses. . He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, the outdoors, working on old tractors and pitching horseshoes at the Clinton County Fair Association horseshoe pitching court. His greatest passion was supporting the veterans.
Lawrence is survived by three sons, Lawrence E. Truax Jr. (Helen) of Beech Creek, David H. Truax (Jean) of Lock Haven and Nathan L. Truax (Andrea) of Lock Haven; two daughters, Linda R. Gower of Lock Haven and Sharon M. Kinney (Kenneth) of Jersey Shore; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Truax (Sharon) of Jersey Shore; three sisters, Shirley Chapman of Jersey Shore, June Getgen of Rauchtown and Joanne Fisher of Salona. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by a grandson, James Michael Benner; son-in-law, Neil Gower; aunt, Carrie Signor; two brothers, Richard and Donald Truax; and five sisters, Marian Young, Margurette Johnson, Margaret Welshans, Catherine Packard and Wanda Letterman.
There will be a public screening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, and again from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Crossroads Church, 1454 South State Route 44, Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at 11am Saturday. Pastor Jason Borowicz, Pastor Jeff Pennycoff and Chaplain Rebecca Logan will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park with military honors presented by Korean War veterans.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heroes & Horses, 101 Stoltzfus Lane, Mackeyville, PA 17751, or Korean War Vets, PO Box 3232, Williamsport, PA 17701, or Beech Creek American Legion, 68 Wynn Ave., Beech Creek, PA 16822 or The Maintenance of the American Flag at Pennsylvania College of Technology, C / O The Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 for flag maintenance.
Arrangements are managed by Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.
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