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William Lawrence Lessenberry, 65, Metcalfe County, KY

William "Lawrence" Lessenberry, age 65, gained his wings Thursday, May 19, 2022 at TJ Samson Community Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. Over the years he became of a jack-of-all-trades, working as a mechanic, electrician, and heavy equipment operator. He also worked in the dairy and hog industries as well as tobacco farming.

He enjoyed listening to music, gardening, woodworking, the outdoors, sunrise picnics, story telling, tinkering, pulling pranks, and simply enjoying life. His greatest joys in life were his family and friends. He also had a special place in his heart for his pets. He and his wife, Debbie, made their home at the family farm in Randolph. They happily raised their three children there.

He was preceded in death by his mother Doris Lessenberry. Born to JP and Doris Lessenberry in Glasgow, Kentucky he spent most of his life in Randolph, Kentucky.

He is survived by his beloved wife Debbie Davidson Lessenberry of 46 years; 3 children Billy (Teresa Byrd) Lessenberry of Edmonton, Chrissie (Billy) Bell of Arkansas, David (Diane) Lessenberry of Edmonton; 5 grandchildren Auna Lessenberry, Austin Lessenberry, William Bell, Justin Lessenberry, and Danielle Lessenberry; father JP Lessenberry of Bowling Green; brother Steve (Loretta) Glass of Knob Lick; brother Donald (Brenda) Lessenberry of Edmonton; sister Avonda Kay (James Wakelam) Vance of Florida. His mother in law Shirley Davidson. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, numerous friends who considered him a second father and his lapdog Chewy.

Visitation will be 4pm-8pm Monday May 23, 2022 at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton. Funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday, May 24, 2022 with burial follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Randolph.

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