Lawrence Eldreth, age 82, of Three Top Road, Todd, passed away Sunday morning, October 11, 2020 at the home of his sister in Vilas.

Born January 17, 1938 in Ashe County, he was a son of Samuel Toliver and Blanche Sally Lawrence Eldreth. Lawrence was a member of the Beaver Creek Christian Church in West Jefferson. He served as a veteran of the US Army and was an active member of the American Legion Post 275 in Lansing. Lawrence enjoyed working the family farm, especially raising and marketing tobacco and Black Angus cattle. Unconditional, he loved his family and all the nieces and nephews, and served as a faithful caregiver for his parents during their lifetime. A man who never met a stranger, Lawrence was always eager to share stories and family history with anyone willing to share.
He is survived by his sister, Janet Eldreth Glenn of Vilas; nieces, Debbie Mast and husband, Bill, of Zionville and Teresa Hamby and husband, Tim, of Fleetwood; half sister, Marie Holman of Todd; great-nieces, Jessica Wagner and fiancé, Don Abbott, of Vilas, Amanda Halsey and husband, Rev. Cory Halsey, of Crumpler, Alicia Brooks and husband, Josh, of Lansing and Ashley Eller and husband, Jordan, of Butler, TN; great great-nephews, Jackson, Lane, Jerimiah and Colt; and great great-nieces, Rylea and Kinslee; and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Eldreth of Todd.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Eldreth; half-sister, Vee Ford; half-brother, Thomas Eldreth; and brother-in-law, Jerry Glenn.
The family will honor Lawrence with a private graveside service, officiated by Rev. Cory Halsey with full military honors.
Friends may visit Austin & Barnes Funeral Home to pay respects and sign the memorial register Tuesday afternoon, October 13, from 1:30 until 5 o'clock and Wednesday morning from 9 until 11 o'clock.
The family respectfully request no food, and in lieu of flowers suggests memorials be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.

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