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Lawrence Vester, Jr.

January 18, 1966 — January 5, 2019

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 Bé�blingen, 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.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at


Public Viewing

Visitation Room
1010 North 7th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Friday, January 11, 2019
02:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Traditional Service

First Baptist Church
601 North 7th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church of Perry
601 North 7th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 am


Grace Hill Cemetary
Perry, OK  73077
Saturday, January 12, 2019


Grace Hill Cemetery
501 Memorial Drive
Perry, OK  73077
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