04/15/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Joey Lawrence
Hampton High School Class of 1954
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning. Joey Lawrence, Hampton HS Class of 1954, passed away in Hampton on Saturday, April 07, 2018 at the age of 83.
From the Most Athletic Boy in the Class of 1954, Mickey Marcella of VA - 04/10/18 - " Joey Lawrence (Hampton HS - '54)":
Recently, Joey Lawrence (Hampton HS - '54), who was a stellar athlete for his school and his community, passed away...
Thank you so much, Mickey. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend and fellow athlete.
From the Daily Press - 04/15/18:
HAMPTON - Joey Lee Lawrence, 83, passed away on April 7, 2018.
Born in Waynesboro, VA, he moved to Hampton and was a proud '54 grad of Hampton High School where he excelled in all sports, winning four varsity letters.
His senior year, he signed a bonus contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing two years in their minor leagues. He returned home to work for Newport News Shipyard and played in shipyard baseball leagues and the Tri-County league. In 1957, Joey played in the National Semi-Pro Baseball Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska with the Hampton Royals.
In 1963, Joey started a thirteen-year career with the Fox-Hill Fast Pitch All Star team playing in three ASA National Fast-Pitch Championships. He was an outstanding fielder and hitter.
In 2002, he was selected to the Athletic Hall of Fame of the Lower Virginia Peninsula.
Joey retired from X-11 Shopfitters after 35 years of service.
He is survived by wife Janet, children Tommy, Tammy and Terry; step-children, Michael, Mark and Carl; and his band of brothers.
A Celebration of Joey's Life will be held at R. Hayden Smith Funeral
Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave, Hampton on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11 AM. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
April 12, 2018
Joey was a good friend throughout the years. Recent years we were friends at the YMCA in Hampton. He will be missed by all of us.
April 15, 2018
April 15, 2018
Our deepest sympathies
are extended to Joey's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
Words by Edward Hopper
Music by John E. Gould, 1871
Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."
"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/pilotme.html - um, a long time ago...
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
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