Lawrence E. Elam age 78, formerly of Collinsville and Troy, IL, born October 17, 1938 in Vandalia, IL, passed away at 5:45pm on Saturday October 22, 2016 at Meridian Village Care Center in Glen Carbon, IL.
Lawrence was a retired pipefitter and welder for Ameren. He was a member of Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL, and was a Army and Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edmund L. and Vonna nee Neathery Elam, and his wife Linda Marlene nee Dothager Elam whom he married October 16, 1965.
He is survived by two daughters; Michelle (Ken) Noll of Edwardsville, IL, and Paula (Joey) Brewer of Troy, IL, seven grandchildren; Jordyn, Devon, and Lauryn Barr, Bayne, Gabriel, Jadyn, and Reece Noll, one great granddaughter Brooklyn Barr, and a sister Edith Elmore of Vandalia, IL.
Visitation will be from 9am to 11am on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at Meadow heights Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL.
Funeral service will be at 11am on Tuesday with Rev. Roger Wright officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Liberty Cemetery in Mulberry Grove, IL.
Memorials may be made to Meadow Heights Baptist Church or the Parkinsons Foundation.
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