SIERRA VISTA — Animal “Robert” D. Lawrence, died January 14, 2021 at Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, at age 79.
He was born to Guy and Ruby Lawrence, April 2, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. The family moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1945 where he grew up, graduating from Catalina High School in 1959.
In October of 1963 he joined the United States Air Force where he served until his retirement in September of 1984.
After his retirement he attended Pima Community College, receiving certifications in Social Services — Substance Use Disorders and Hypnotherapy.
He moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona, sometime after his retirement, where he resided until his death.
Animal was a long time member and past president of the Nomaden International Motorcycle Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by: his sister, Ina Marie Benz, Gold Canyon, Arizona, fiancé, DanaMarie Maiello, Tucson, Arizona. His children: Robert D. Lawrence, Jr., Denver, Colorado, Guylene Nalezynski and husband Michael, Lancaster, New York, Dale E. Lawrence, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Judie Loux and husband Jerry, Ramona, California, Grandchildren: Ian A. Lawrence, Greensboro, North Carolina, Brittany, Kyle and Brynn Geerhart and Blaine Ludlow, Lockport, New York, Samantha Scherrer, Ramona, California, Robin Pyeatt, Astoria, Oregon, Jeremy Loux, Yuma, Arizona, Jonathan Loux, Phoenix, Arizona, James Loux, Pine Valley, California, Jacob Loux, Ramona, California, and nine Great-Grandchildren.
Grave side services will be held 1:00p.m. April 10, 2021 at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 South Park Ave., Tucson, Arizona.
A “Last Ride” will begin 11:00a.m. April 10, 2021, at the Nomaden clubhouse, 137 N. Huachuca City Blvd., Huachuca City, Arizona, and proceed to South Lawn Cemetery. Those in the Tucson area wishing to participate, may do so by joining the ride at the Circle K, 530 E. Valencia road, Tucson. They will depart for the cemetery at 12:30p.m.