Lawrence Edward Blaine

Lawrence Edward Blaine, 91, of Criders, Va., passed away July 15, 2019, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. He was born June 14, 1928, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Roy Forrest and Annie J. Pence Blaine.

Lawrence was a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran, working with the Atomic Energy Commission in the Marshall Islands during the Korean conflict. He was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Bergton and a past member of the Bergton Ruritan Club and a past member of Plains Promenaders.

On Dec. 29, 1960, he married the former Mary Jane Turner, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jeff May and wife, Karla, of Broadway, and Joey Blaine and wife, Kim, of Criders; one daughter, Sarah Showalter and husband, Shannon, of Timberville; one brother, Delaney E. Blaine and wife, Mary Ann, of Mount Crawford; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise Fielding; one sister, Vada B. Shifflett; and four brothers, Wilmer, William, Lemuel and Marvin Blaine.

Pastor Barbara Krumm will conduct a funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Caplinger Cemetery in Criders.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Memorial contributions may be made to Caplinger Cemetery, c/o Debbie Lantz, 19379 Brocks Gap Road, Bergton, VA 22811 or Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 17543 Bergton Road, Bergton, VA 22811.

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