Lawrance Oliver Westfall – Chattanoogan.com
Lawrance Oliver Westfall, 59, of Chattanooga, died on September 29, 2021.
He was born on April 29, 1962 in Tryon, North Carolina. Lawrance attended McCallie High School and studied at Baylor during the summer, then graduated from Notre High School in 1980. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, with a bachelor’s degree and other studies in education, banking, and law enforcement. He belonged to the ATO Brotherhood; he also qualified for Mensa. Lawrence was an Eagle Scout, with two Fins, the Order of the Arrow, and eventually became a Boy Scout Executive.
He attended and was a member of Concord Baptist, Brainerd Baptist and Christ Church Methodist.
Lawrance loved sports and actively swam at Chattanooga Y, McCallie and Notre Dame. He played football at Notre Dame, the Summer League and the State All Stars. He competed in cross country and raced at McCallie, where they went to the state championships, and Notre Dame. Lawrance played rugby in the adult league and basketball in the church league. He played baseball in the Summer League and the Church League.
He loved to do caricature portraits for friends. Lawrance was excellent at karaoke and sang in Chattanooga, Hixson, Atlanta and Marietta; and he loved to post on Facebook. Lawrance was a huge fan of UT Football. He was active in the Porsche Auto Club and loved the Porsche Road Races, where he often placed first or second in competitions.
He was vice president of a large bank in Atlanta, where he underwent government loans for small businesses. Lawrance was a car salesman in Chattanooga and Cleveland. Lawrance worked at the Business Development Office, Speedway LLC., And was the manager of an apartment complex. He was a security guard at Volkswagen, Tennessee Security Guard and River City Security and Investment.
Lawrance is survived by his mother, Paula B. Westfall, his uncle, Robert Lee Westfall; several of his cousins; and a lot of friends.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Lauren Brttany Westfall; her father, Richard Graham Westfall, her brother, Darryl E. Westfall; his grandmothers, Mamie Leila Baumgardner Baisch and Leola Bess Westfall; his grandfathers, the Reverend Paul M. Baisch and Leland Westfall; his uncles, Jim A. Westfall and William Westfall, his aunt, Carol E Baisch, his great-grandmother, Georgia Belle Cohea Baisch; and his great uncles, Homer T. Baumgardner, JC Baumgardner, William Baumgardner and Pearly Baumgardner.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.
Watch the memorial tribute and share your condolences with the family at www.heritagechattanooga.com.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6 at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.