Lawrence Wayne Lynott age 77, of Rathdrum, Idaho went home to be with our Lord and Savior on August 01, 2020, following his long and courageous battle with COPD.
Lawrence was born on August 18, 1942 in Oakland, California to parents Stanley and Helen Lynott. He was the eldest of two sons.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force on October 01, 1961, and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base where he worked as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic.
On October, 20, 1961 Lawrence married the love of his life, Janet Corrine Lang in San Leandro, California. They lived just off base in the small town of Fairfield, where they raised their two children.
On October 04, 1964 Lawrence was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. He became a patrol officer with the City of Fairfield Police Department on October 15, 1964. During his law enforcement career he worked as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator spending some time under cover, and most recently as a motor cycle traffic office before retiring on August 18, 1995.
During his career in law enforcement, Lawrence also attended college at Solano Community College and then went on to attend Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California where he made the Dean’s list in December of 1973, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice.
In October of 1997 he and his wife, Janet moved to Rathdrum, Idaho to be closer to his son Don, and his family. It was there that he accepted Christ.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Corinne Lynott (Lang), parents Stanley and Helen Lynott, and brother Ronald Lynott of Suisun, California.
Lawrence is survived by his daughter Debi (Rick) Gewecke of Rathdrum, Idaho, son Don (Suzi) Lynott of Athol, Idaho. Grandchildren Jonathan (Brandi) Wentz of Post Falls, Idaho, Sarah (Coldiron) Tester of Rapid City, South Dakota, Stephanie Lynott of Renton, Washington, Joshua (Destyni) Lynott of Hauser Lake, Washington, Christi (Casey) McCann of Post Falls, Idaho, Sheri (Jim) Denison of Post Falls, Idaho and great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Valmere, Davis, Deklen, Parker, Hunter, Adalynn, Kylie, Wesley, Bonner, Vanessa, Amanda, Breeah, and Mason, as well as many extended family members, nieces, and nephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life barbeque and potluck on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM at 16781 N. Ramsey Rd. Rathdrum, Idaho 83858. Donations may be made to the True North Church Benevolence Fund: 10583 N. Government Way Hayden, Idaho 83835.