The Watauga County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation during their meeting Tuesday April 18th, honoring Jack Lawrence, former county commissioner, who passed away April 7th.

The following is the content of the proclamation:





Honoring the Life of Dr. Jack D. Lawrence, Sr.

WHEREAS, Jack D. Lawrence, Sr., who unselfishly dedicated many years of service to Watauga County with great distinction and success, died on April 7, 2017; and

WHEREAS, he was first elected to the Watauga County Board of Commissioners in 1992 and served until 2002 including as Chairman; and

WHEREAS, he demonstrated the spirit of public service by serving on the Library Board, Project on Aging Advisory Committee (Home & Community Care Block Grant), and the Watauga County Medical Center Board of Trustees; and 

WHEREAS, he served our Country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Second World War; and

WHEREAS, he always made the well-being and protection of the Watauga County citizens his utmost priority; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Lawrence was a dentist who practiced in Watauga County for over 35 years before retiring.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Watauga County Board of Commissioners hereby honors the memory of Dr. Jack Lawrence, Sr., for a life of outstanding service and contributions to Watauga County.

ADOPTED this the 18 th day of April, 2017.


John Welch, Chairman

Watauga County Board of Commissioners


Anita J. Fogle, Clerk to the Board