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O'Connor, Laurence Thomas

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March 10, 1930 - July 5, 2014

O'Connor, Laurence Thomas

Laurence Thomas O’Connor was born at Royal Women’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia on March 10, 1930 and went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, July 5, 2014 in Grapevine, Texas USA.

He is the fourth child of Louis Walter O’Connor and Lila Alice May Featherstone O’Connor.

He is survived by, Sharne Elise Hankey and Husband, Ricky, Suzanne Grace O’Connor and Sheree Jennifer O’Connor. Grandchildren, Jeffrey Lynn Hankey, Chrissy Jo Hankey McCormack, Bonner Gary Hankey, and Mycole Grayson O’Connor. His great grandchildren, Preston Lynn Hankey, Kaliegh McCormack, Brianna Nicole Hankey, Kaden McCormack, Kyndel McCormack; one brother, John O’Connor and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and other family members.

He was a loving and beloved uncle “Logs” to his many nieces and nephews, especially Danny and Doyle Hudgins, Annette Lifsey, Lynn Murphy and Donna Jerez.

He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, Alfred O’Connor, William O’Connor and Ronald O’Connor; two sisters, Norma Cullison and Joan Hudgins.

As a teenager he was a champion feather weight boxer. He was a panel beater/auto body man by trade.

He graduated from L.I.F.E. Bible College in Sydney, Australia and ordained by International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He pioneered a foursquare church in Liverpool, Australia and after moving to the United States he travelled extensively preaching in various churches and in tent revival meetings.

In his later years he travelled to the Philippine Islands where he spent time preaching and writing songs and poetry. As his health deteriorated he returned to the United States and has lived in the Dallas area for the past several years.

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