Marty and Jean Lawrence

TAIAO lost a dear friend and tireless volunteer couple this weekend.  Marty and Jean Lawrence were killed in a car accident returning from watching their son play football in his college game.  Marty has been a consistent positive voice for TAIAO, helping to recruit new members and always willing to help.  At every event they have attended since EXEL joined TAIAO, Jean has helped at the gate and offered help in many other areas.

The following is from the EXEL facebook page:  Last night we lost two very dear people to our EXEL Athletics family. Marty and Jean Lawerence died in a car accident. Our hearts are so heavy and saddened at their sudden passing. EXEL Athletics would not be what it is today without the huge investment of their time and effort. They dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to our athletic program and we are so very grateful for them!!They loved the athletes on our teams and invested in their lives on and off the field! They will be greatly missed! Funeral plans will be posted here when they are confirmed. Please be in prayer for James, his sisters Alex and Laura and the rest of their family.

TAIAO expresses our most sincere condolences to the Lawrence family, and we thank you for sharing Marty and Jean with us!

A foundation has been set up to help one of the programs dearest to the Lawrence family, EXEL Athletics.  To make donations, make a check payable to “The Lawrence Exel Foundation” and mail it to:

Lawrence Exel Foundation
C/O Paul Abel
305 Westshore
Wills Point, TX 75169