PO Robert Alexander 'Bob' “Bob” Lawrence

PO Robert Alexander 'Bob' “Bob” Lawrence

Birth
Needles, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Death
28 Aug 2000 (aged 64)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial
Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
Plot
45, Site 1345
Memorial ID
72098225 View Source

When ROBERT ALEXANDER 'BOB' LAWRENCE and his identical twin brother WILLIAM CARL 'BILL' LAWRENCE were born on 11 Sep 1935, in Needles, San Bernardino County, California, their father, JOHN MALEN ALEXANDER (1889-1968) was 35 and their mother, BESSIE ALMA CONLEY (1901-1981) was 33. The twins were the youngest of 8 children:

•Margaret Helen Lawrence Jolly Streiff 1922–1997
•James Edward Lawrence 1923–1982
•Juanita Otillia 'Skeeter' Lawrence Castleberry 1925–1983
•Ella Victoria Lawrence Pulte 1926–2003
•John Malen 'Jack' Lawrence, Jr. 1930–2003
•Charles Leonard Lawrence 1933–1982
•Robert Alexander 'Bob' (TWIN) Lawrence 1935–2000
•William Carl 'Bill' (TWIN) Lawrence 1935–2020

Bob and Bill graduated from Barstow High School, class of 1953, in Barstow, San Bernadino County, California; and both joined the U.S. Navy, enlisting after the Korean War. Bob enlisted on 7 Sep 1954 and was a Store Keeper Petty Officer 2nd Class (SK2). Bob was never interested in being studious, although he had the highest score in the Navy during their 14-week Storekeeper's School. He scored No. 1 in a class of 48, and had the pick of the lot to be stationed anywhere in the world. But, being an identical twin, he waived all of the best spots until there was a billet for 2 sailors together, and the twins were then assigned in San Diego at the Naval Training Center's Service School Command. He was honorably discharged 4 years later on 3 Sep 1958, and was a disabled veteran.

After their twin U.S. Navy careers, Bob and Bill worked together as civilians. They were both tile setters, and they also had a pool cleaning business. Bob died unexpectedly at the age of 64 of a sudden heart attack on a Monday afternoon, 28 Aug 2000, while he and Bill were together at work in San Diego.

The funeral was attended by over 300 people who knew both the twins. As a military veteran, Bob was honorably buried in Section 45, Site 1345, at the Riverside National Cemetery, in Riverside, Riverside County, California.

When ROBERT ALEXANDER 'BOB' LAWRENCE and his identical twin brother WILLIAM CARL 'BILL' LAWRENCE were born on 11 Sep 1935, in Needles, San Bernardino County, California, their father, JOHN MALEN ALEXANDER (1889-1968) was 35 and their mother, BESSIE ALMA CONLEY (1901-1981) was 33. The twins were the youngest of 8 children:

•Margaret Helen Lawrence Jolly Streiff 1922–1997
•James Edward Lawrence 1923–1982
•Juanita Otillia 'Skeeter' Lawrence Castleberry 1925–1983
•Ella Victoria Lawrence Pulte 1926–2003
•John Malen 'Jack' Lawrence, Jr. 1930–2003
•Charles Leonard Lawrence 1933–1982
•Robert Alexander 'Bob' (TWIN) Lawrence 1935–2000
•William Carl 'Bill' (TWIN) Lawrence 1935–2020

Bob and Bill graduated from Barstow High School, class of 1953, in Barstow, San Bernadino County, California; and both joined the U.S. Navy, enlisting after the Korean War. Bob enlisted on 7 Sep 1954 and was a Store Keeper Petty Officer 2nd Class (SK2). Bob was never interested in being studious, although he had the highest score in the Navy during their 14-week Storekeeper's School. He scored No. 1 in a class of 48, and had the pick of the lot to be stationed anywhere in the world. But, being an identical twin, he waived all of the best spots until there was a billet for 2 sailors together, and the twins were then assigned in San Diego at the Naval Training Center's Service School Command. He was honorably discharged 4 years later on 3 Sep 1958, and was a disabled veteran.

After their twin U.S. Navy careers, Bob and Bill worked together as civilians. They were both tile setters, and they also had a pool cleaning business. Bob died unexpectedly at the age of 64 of a sudden heart attack on a Monday afternoon, 28 Aug 2000, while he and Bill were together at work in San Diego.

The funeral was attended by over 300 people who knew both the twins. As a military veteran, Bob was honorably buried in Section 45, Site 1345, at the Riverside National Cemetery, in Riverside, Riverside County, California.


Inscription

SK2, US NAVY
KOREA