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Lawrence Michael Burrow

March 30, 1944 — August 23, 2023


Lawrence Michael Burrow, a remarkable draftsman and architect for the highway department, has left this world at the age of 79 on August 23, 2023. Born on March 30, 1944, in the serene town of Tull, Arkansas, Lawrence was a man of many talents and passions.

During his time as a draftsman and architect for the highway department, Lawrence displayed an exceptional skillset that earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues. His commitment to his profession was unwavering, and he approached each project with meticulous attention to detail that surpassed expectations. The highways and structures he designed will stand as a testament to his talent long after his departure.

While Lawrence had an illustrious career in architecture, his true passion resided in farming. An avid farmer who raised cattle and horses, Lawrence's love for the land was unrivaled. Cultivating crops such as corn, soybeans, milo, and countless others brought him immense joy. There was a sense of fulfillment found in nurturing the earth and witnessing the fruits of his labor flourish under his care.

Beyond farming, Lawrence possessed an adventurous spirit that led him to spend most of his free time outdoors. A devoted coon hunter, he would chase after these elusive creatures, finding solace amidst nature's beauty. It was through these pursuits that he forged lasting memories and created bonds with fellow enthusiasts who shared his passion.

As a member of Saline Missionary Baptist Church, Lawrence found solace in faith and dedicated himself to serving others with love and compassion. He embodied the teachings of the church by lending a helping hand to those in need and offering unwavering support to his congregation.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence E. Burrow and Vada (Burton) Burrow.

Lawrence's warm presence will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. He leaves behind an irreplaceable void in the hearts of many but is survived by a loving family who cherish memories shared over forty-five years of marriage. His wife, Linda Burrow of Benton, Arkansas, stood by his side through thick and thin, providing unwavering love and support throughout their journey together.

In addition to his dedicated wife, Lawrence is survived by four children: Jerri Lynn Wood of Texas, Jerry Glenn Wood of Mars Hill, Arkansas, Anthony Wayne McCool of Conway, Arkansas, and James Curtis McCool of Tull, Arkansas. His legacy also lives on through his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will forever carry his memory in their hearts.

Lawrence's sister, Yvonne McKinney of Memphis, Tennessee, was not only a sibling but a trusted confidante. Their bond was unbreakable, and the memories they shared will continue to be cherished. He also leaves behind a niece, Ginger Roper and husband Tim, as well as a nephew named Monte Phillips. His extended family members and numerous friends were deeply touched by his kindness and will forever hold him in their hearts.

Today we mourn the loss of a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many in profound ways. Lawrence Michael Burrow was a brilliant draftsman and architect whose legacy spans beyond his professional accomplishments. His deep-rooted love for farming, devotion to his faith, and zest for outdoor adventures leave behind an enduring testament to a life lived with purpose.

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