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Lawrance Nelson Woodard Jr.
May 21, 1963 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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On November 9th, 2023, the airwaves fell silent as we bid farewell to Lawrance Woodard JR. He was born May 21st, 1963 (age 60) and peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family and with his mother holding his hand.
Lawrance, a native of Corpus Christi, TX, was known by his siblings for many years as the "cool big brother". For those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him, his zest for life was palpable. He effortlessly lit up any room he entered, captivating the hearts of all present with his stories and adventures. From constructing his own home in Orange Grove to embarking on countless explorations around the country, Lawrance fearlessly embraced life's wonders. After receiving a degree in broadcasting from the Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting in Huntington Beach, CA, he returned to South Texas. It is there where he found his calling as beloved radio station DJ known as "Uncle Larry" on C-101 & K-99 and lending his charismatic voice to countless commercials.
Yet despite all the awards and accolades, Lawrance's most significant accomplishment in life transcended his professional triumphs: he was blessed with two beautiful, incredible, intelligent daughters who held his heart captive.
A sonic storyteller at heart, Lawrance didn't just play a song; he uncovered the hidden tales within the lyrics, inviting all to dive into the deeper meanings of the music.
In 2017, Hurricane Harvey destroyed his and his wife Linda's home in Rockport, TX. Yet, despite his profound loss, Lawrance exemplified unwavering courage and compassion. In the aftermath of Harvey, he selflessly devoted himself to helping others rebuild their lives. His acts of kindness, big and small, became a source of hope for a community grappling with the aftermath of a devasting natural disaster. Lawrance will be remembered for his unique ability to always see the best in humanity. Though his unfailing trust in other people's goodness often led to difficult and painful situations for him, he never let that dampen the beauty he saw in those around him. He was always willing to give a second chance to those society was the quickest to turn its back on.
He faced his demons with courage, seeking redemption and growth. His journey inspired others battling similar struggles, reminding him that change is possible and that hope can be found even in the darkest of times.
Lawrance is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Woodard, daughters Brianna Woodard and Madison (Ian) Eviston; granddaughters Eleanor and Maeve Eviston and another granddaughter on the way; siblings Laura Woodard, Douglas Rowin, Heather Rowin, Shannon Rowin and June Mitchell.
He is preceded in death by his father Lawrance Woodard Sr. and his wife Linda Krueger Woodard.
In lieu of flowers, we invite you to express your love and support by making a monetary donation in his name to assist his sister, Heather Rowin, who is currently battling stage 4 cervical cancer. Your heartfelt contributions will bring comfort and hope during this challenging time. To contribute, please use the link provided below.