Shelton A. “Punk” Lawrence, of Arkport

ARKPORT-Shelton A. “Punk” Lawrence, 79, of 8412 County Route 48 (Oak Hill Rd.), Arkport, died early Monday morning (December 26, 2016) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on June 24, 1937, he was the son of Arnold & Katie (Kimble) Lawrence.

Punk was a lifelong resident of Arkport and resided his entire life on the Lawrence Family Farm. He was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1955).

For the majority of his life, Shelton was active in the operation of the Lawrence Family Farm, a dairy farm in Arkport established by his grandfather and remained a family owned business through five generations. He stayed active in the business until he was forced to “slow down” due to ill health about 18 months ago. Throughout the years, Shelton enjoyed the farming life and also loved working on the farm equipment.

Shelton was preceded in death by his son, Scott Lawrence; 1 brother, Herman “Donald” Lawrence; 1 sister, Phyllis Hoyt.

He was married on December 3, 1960 (56 years) to the former Barbara Glover who survives. Also surviving are his son, Joseph Lawrence of Arkport; his grandson, Blake (Crystal Caldwell) Lawrence of Arkport; 2 sisters, Sandra Lawrence of Arkport and Violet (Don) Lang of Arkport; several nieces & nephews.

At Shelton’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home. 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

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