TRINITY — Roland B. Lawrimore Jr., 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1938, in Conway, SC, to the late Roland Lawrimore, Sr., and Lumina Clardy Lawrimore. A resident of the Trinity area most of his life, he served his country in the US Army and retired from Duke Energy.

Roland was a member of Bush Hill Masonic Lodge 732 and a long-time member of Fairview United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was a sister, Ervalee Turner.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Flora Mae Dawsey Lawrimore; his children, Barry Lawrimore (Marie), Angela Bailiff (Barry) and Wendi Payne (Avery); his brother, Lanier Lawrimore (Doris); and his sister Elaine Gore (Jennings). Also surviving are his grandchildren, Nate Taylor (Amanda), Ben Bailiff (Abby), Katie Bailiff, Trudy Mae Payne and Dawson Payne; his great grandchildren, Waelen, Gentrie and Ramsie; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19, a service to celebrate Roland’s life will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Roland’s memory may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, c/o Wendy Green, 3466 Finch Farm Road, Trinity, N.C. 27370 or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.

Online condolences may be made on Roland’s tribute page at

Services are in the care of Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.