Lawrence Bean

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Lawrence E. Bean
1932 - 2017
TYLER, Texas - Lawrence E. Bean passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at a Hospice Center in Tyler, Texas. Lawrence was born in Augusta on March 27, 1932, the son of Leonard H. and Hilda B. (Dickey) Bean.
He attended Augusta schools, graduating from Cony High School in 1950. Following service in the United States Marines, he attended a trade school in Los Angeles, becoming a highly skilled machinist. He worked at that trade and machine maintenance in several states, eventually settling in Houston and Bullard, Texas, where he lived for most of his life. On Jan. 28, 1979, he married his long-time friend, Lorena "Pat" (Boyd) Whisenhunt. Together they built their home in Bullard, Texas where they helped raise three of her grandchildren, Steven, Robert and John Whisenhunt. Lawrence enjoyed time spent with three of Pat's adult children, Cherie, Mike and Ted Whisenhunt.
Lawrence had the distinction of being one of 79 grandchildren (born of 22 children) of Charles L. and Effie Etta (Estes) Dickey of Clinton.
He had deep interests in things mechanical and scientific and enjoyed several hobbies, including experimenting with wine-making, photography, astronomy, panning and digging for gems, flint-knapping, and archery. He also tried his hand at raising several kinds of animals and birds, including peacocks and emus. He was known for having an independent spirit.
Lawrence was predeceased by his parents; his wife, and two brothers, Frederick L. and Perry L. Bean. He is survived by three brothers, Roland S. and his wife Bonnie of Mount Vernon, Orland E. and his wife Donna of Sidney, and Maurice A. and his wife Judy of Benton; along with one nephew, Lonnie Bean of Mount Vernon and two nieces, Colleen (Bean) Meader of New Sharon and Margo (Bean) Garrett of Loveland, Colo.
Lawrence will be buried alongside his wife in Bullard Cemetery, Smith County, Texas.





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