Lawrence Edward Vester, Jr.
January 18, 1966  -  January 5, 2019

Lawrence Edward Vester, Jr.

Public Viewing
Visitation Room
1010 North 7th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Friday, January 11, 2019
02:00 pm to 08:00 pm
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Traditional Service
First Baptist Church
601 North 7th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church of Perry
601 North 7th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 am
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Grace Hill Cemetary
Perry, OK  73077
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Grace Hill Cemetery
501 Memorial Drive
Perry, OK  73077
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I served in the Army.

Lawrence Edward Vester Jr., 52, died peacefully on January 5, 2019 in Perry, Oklahoma.
Lawrence was born on January 18, 1966 in Temple, Texas to Lawrence and Dianna Vester. He attended Perry High School, after graduating he enlisted in the Army. He served his country in the United States Army from 1984 to 1988. After leaving the Army Lawrence resided in Böblingen, Germany where he met Iris Kemmerich and they proceeded to fall in love. In the following year they were blessed with a son Anthony Kemmerich. In 1993 Lawrence returned to the United States where he worked various jobs. He was a very outspoken person who enjoyed reading, spending time with family and friends. He was a very caring person and loved to make sure everyone around him was well taken care of; everyone loved his personality and wonderful smile. His smile was contagious, and he could light up a room with his laughter.
Public visitation will be on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home. The family will welcome friends from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Reverend James Morbley will officiate. Interment will be at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma.
Lawrence is survived by his parents Lawrence and Dianna Vester, of Perry, Oklahoma; Son, Anthony Kemmerich, of Germany; Granddaughter, Amya Kemmerich, of Germany; Four sisters, Barbara Russell-Morbley, of Midwest City, Oklahoma; Sheila Vester, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Linda Sullivan, of Round Rock, Texas; Donika Shvette Vester, of Perry, Oklahoma; uncle Basil Williams, of Wichita, Kansas; aunt Wanda Rhodes, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nephews Terence, James, Derek, Octavius, and Franklin; nieces, Raneisha and Chae; great nephews and great nieces; Along with numerous cousins and friends.
Lawrence is preceded in death by his grandparents, Eddie and Rachel Vester, Willie Russell, and Pauline Parker; Three Uncles, Cecil Williams, Clarence “Drip” Vester, and David Vester, Sr.; Two Aunts, Isabell Lawrence and Paula Russell-King.
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  1. Rebecca Mitchell
    Oklahoma City, OK

    My deepest sympathy for this most difficult time.

    Please find comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father hears and is listening to your prayers for comfort and truly understands the depth of your grief and loss. "God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.”—Psalm 34:18, 19.

    Again I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Kirby Schwab
    Stillwater, OK

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Lawrence always had that infectious smile even during or surprise running into each other in Germany of all places while were both in the Army. He will dearly be missed.

  3. Dana Shannon, Hayes and Erin Shannon
    Perry, OK

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lawrence, he was a great friend who always had a hug and smile for me and a conversation filled with laughter and memories of our lives in school and growing older. Thanks for always being a great friend in our lives... Praying for all

  4. Mr.&Mrs Donald W Thompson
    Moore, OK

    Praying with you and for you. God Bless you

  5. Darrin Rucker
    Perry, OK

    Prayers for the family, he was a awesome friend and a good guy.

  6. Darrin Rucker
    Perry, OK

    Prayers for the family, he was a awesome friend and a good guy.

  7. Lynda Cowan
    Newberg, OR

    Vester you weren't always easy work with, you taught me different things in the kitchen at PVG. You will be miss but never forgotten. R.I.P. my friend

  8. Sandra Linihan Smith
    Perry, OK

    Lawrence you will be missed! You had the best smile and could make me laugh anytime that I saw you. You were a great friend and may you rest in peace.

  9. Christopher Kendrick
    Dodge City, KS

    R.I.P. my brother. I will miss you. You always made me laugh and your giggle was infectious. It was truly an honor being your friend. I will see you when I see you when you see me.

  10. Gay Dale-Lewis
    Sacramento, CA

    Sending my prayers and condolences to the family.

  11. Elaine Lambert
    , OK

    I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Lawrence’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit

  12. Ray and Teresa Kukuk
    Perry, OK

    Lawrence, Diane and Families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your loved one. Always remember his big smile and laugh when he worked at ODOT.

  13. Ray and Teresa Kukuk
    Perry, OK

    Lawrence, Diane and Families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your loved one. Always remember his big smile and laugh when he worked at ODOT.

  14. Jillian Irby
    San Antonio, TX

    My deepest condolences to the family. May God bless you and keep you at this precious time. With Love The Irby Family.

  15. Rickey

    “Rest Well my Amigo”

  16. James and Shannon Brady
    Emporia, KS

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Lawerence will be greatly missed.

  17. Rebecca Benham
    Stillwater, OK

    You will be missed vester...praying for you all

  18. Linda Frazier
    Perry, OK

    Mutt and Diane I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers are with you.

  19. Mik Stilwell
    Lucien, OK

    Salutes and prayers go to this brave man

  20. Norma smith
    St.Louis, MO

    I am so sorry for this great loss , he will be truly missed ! Love to you all , praying healing and peace to be still always ! Love you my dear friend Diane thinking of you ! Norma...

  21. Mr. & Mrs. Todd Johnson
    Perry, OK

    Our deepest sympathies. And sincerest prayers for the family and many, many friends. Rest in peace, and fly high Cuz. Untill we meet again. You will be dearly missed.. Todd & Fran

  22. Phyllis and John Keese
    Barnsdall, OK

    Our sympathy to the family of Lawrence Vester. We are sso sorryy to hear about
    your loss.

  23. David Henley
    Charlotte, TX

    R.I.P. Sir. It was great to know you. I will always remember you.

  24. Tana (Bezdicek) Fraire
    Perry, OK

    Lawrence and Diana,
    Pascual and I want you to know how very sorry we are to hear of the loss of your son. We are grateful for the time he spent serving our country and understand he was a hard worker. You have reason to be so proud. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you both along with the rest of the family in the difficult days to come. God Bless you all.

  25. Lisa(Batts) Morrill
    Pawnee, OK

    I’m so saddened to hear of Lawrence’s passing. The obituary explains him so well. I always admired his beautiful smile and personality. God definitely gained a one of a kind gentleman. My prayers go out to all his amazing family and his friends. May God lay his loving hands on each one of you and give you strength and courage to carry on. All my love
    Lisa Batts Morrill

  26. Rhee Dietrich
    Yukon, OK

    May God hold in his hands at this time.

  27. Lori
    Perry, OK

    I love u all my prayers are with you.

  28. Markyshia Atkinson
    Perry, OK

    My heart is forever saddened with the loss of you! You were and forever will be one of my favorite people to have ever blessed my life! I'll always miss that smile and those hugs! Forever in my heart, I love you!

  29. Michael Inselman
    Tulsa, OK

  30. Ron Lemley
    Jasper, AR

    Together we served our country.
    R I P

  31. Rickey

    “Rest Well my Amigo”

  32. Rickey

    “Rest Well my Amigo”

  33. Cecil Lay
    Colorado Springs, CO

    My condolences to all of Lawrence's family. We served together in the Army for all his time. Even through we didnt see each after that time he is will still be missed by myself and the rest of his Bravo 1-1 soldiers.

  34. Lisa Manning-Edgar
    Perry, OK

    Fly high my friend...never forgotten 🌹

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