Lawrence E. Stouffer, 87, of 14918 Mercersburg Road, Greencastle, Pa., died at 3 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown, Md. He had been in declining health for the past few months.
Born Aug. 1, 1923, in Cearfoss, Md., he was the son of the late Russell and Pearl V. (Keller) Stouffer.
For many years, he was a farmer and livestock dealer. For more than 20 years, he was a real estate agent, having worked for Heyworth Reality and O’Connor, Piper and Flynn Realty, specializing in farm and land sales.
Lawrence was a life member of Broadfording Bible Brethren Church of Hagerstown, where he served as a longtime deacon and trustee, and was a member of the finance committee and various other church committees.
He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.
He and his wife, Doris L. (Rowland) Stouffer, were married Nov. 18, 1943, in Hagerstown. She died Aug. 30, 2006.
Surviving family are one daughter, Sharon A. (wife of Harry) Hykes, Greencastle; son, Gary L. (husband of Lila L.) Stouffer, Greencastle; two sisters, Madaline Nelson, Clovis, Calif., and June Sword, Hagerstown; one brother, Nelson Stouffer, Hagerstown; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Dick.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28, at 11 a.m. from Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13535 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, with Pastors William Freed and William Wyand officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.
Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13535 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com.