Henry David Lawrence of Eagle Butte, South Dakota

June 2, 2006 – February 19, 2022

Funeral services for Henry David Lawrence, 15, of Eagle Butte will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Dupree High School. Interment under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge will take place at the Lawrence Family Cemetery in Whitehorse. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the high school. Henry passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022 in Eagle Butte.

How can you summarize a beautiful soul?

Henry David Lawrence is the son of Clay and Kelly Lawrence. He is the brother of Kayle, Kacie, Reese, and Jack Lawrence and Dylan Witkowski, who became the big brother he didn’t know he needed. He is the uncle of Kyra, Kyle, Daxtin, Bea, and Genevia and a friend to anybody he came across. He was born in Sisseton, SD on June 2, 2006 where he stayed up until his Kindergarten year.  Henry, with his family, moved to Eagle Butte, SD where he would attend the Windswept Academy until his 8th grade year and transitioned to Dupree High School his freshman year, where he was involved in football, wrestling, FFA and rodeo club. Henry is best known for his sense of humor, his ability to argue to make sure he was never wrong, and for being a genius in the sense of being able to obtain information and using it for any predicament he would come across. Henry was a very hard worker and would be someone you could count on when it came to branding cows. During the summer, he enjoyed working at the co-op shop, where he would make sure you knew just how much of a mechanic he really was. If he wasn’t mowing yards, he was helping his dad in the garage, or practicing on his passed-down pool table where he took pride in the upkeeping of its condition. He cared so much that he took the initiative to walk into Reese’s room while she was sleeping and measure the exact dimensions to make sure that pool table would fit once she went off to college. Henry had a considerable grasp on everything he did. Things would just come natural to him.  He was always reading, watching, or searching for something new to learn, as he loved to learn.  Anyone that knows Henry probably also knows a handful of what would seem like useless information, but to Henry it was so much more.  He wasn’t the type to sit around all day and watch TV or play video games.  He loved to make the most of his time and more than anything to be outdoors.  He looked forward to Friday night lights and enjoyed running plays with his brother, Jack, and nephews Kyle and Daxtin who looked up to him when it came to sports. On Wednesday nights, Henry would join the ‘Life is Good’ golfing league or go golfing with his friends any chance he could. Henry was an animal lover. We all knew this when he fell in love with a stray cat that was brought to us when he was two years old. Rovert was his name and he became Henry’s best friend for the next 11 years, but any animal he would discover had a special place in his heart. He also loved to fish. His passion in fishing started when he was really young.  Almost every summer his family would travel to North Carolina to visit family.  While up there, he constantly asked when they were going to go to the lake.  As he got older, he began to collect his own gear and find his own fishing spots. He made sure he shared his love for this hobby with his siblings and if he didn’t catch the biggest fish; he would claim he caught the most. The amount of confidence Henry carried was immeasurable, but it’s easy to say that he excelled in everything he put his mind to. So, the answer to our initial question is you can’t. There was so much more to Henry that you can’t put into words. But it’s important to remember that this is not the end of Henry’s story. His love and belief in the lord assures us that his story will continue.