JULY 11, 1923 - JULY 3, 2008

Lawrence Raymond Glaze was born on July 11, 1923 in Longford, Kansas, to Charles and Inez Glaze.  A longtime Kansas, Oklahoma resident, he departed this life on July 3, 2008, in Colorado, at the age of 84 years, 11 months, and 22 days.  

Lawrence married Opal D. Smith on July 22, 1948 in Colby, Kansas.  He worked as a steel fabricator for 60 years.  Also, he was a member of the Lowery Free Will Baptist Church.  He loved his church and was devoted to his faith.

Lawrence served in the United States Marine Corp and was a WWII Veteran.  He saw action in the Philippines and Okinawa.

Lawrence is survived by: two sisters: Ruth Foos of Ulysses, KS; and Maxine Mays of Eads, CO; one son: Michael Glaze and wife Linda of Brighton, CO; two step-sons: Jesse Graham of Sand Springs, OK; and James Graham of Rose, OK; five grandchildren: Sherri, Ashley, Michelle, Nicholas and Brooklyn Glaze; one step-grandson, Trevor Jackson.  

He was preceeded in death by: his parents Charles and Inez Glaze; 3 brothers: Charles Jr., Eldon, and Orvan; 2 sisters: Mildred & Loraine; and his wife: Opal.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, at the Lowery Free Will Baptist Church near Leach.  Interment will follow at the Elm Cemetery in Leach, Oklahoma.  Services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home.  You may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at