Rev. Lawrence J. Register went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home in Eastpoint.

He was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Lynn Haven. He was a retired minister, maintenance worker, carpenter, construction worker, bus driver and oysterman. He was a man of many talents. He was well-loved and respected by his family and friends, quick to smile and joke with strangers and friends alike. He enjoyed fishing, trailblazing through Tate’s Hell, eating oysters and all types of seafood. He loved gardening and yard work. He was always willing to help anyone in need.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. at Apalachicola Pentecostal Holiness Church on Brownsville Road, Apalachicola. Viewing for friends will be from 3 to 4 p.m. There will be no graveside service. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lottie T. Register; daughter Cathy Carroll (Roy); son Jimmy Register (Mary); six grandsons and six great-grandchildren; sister Inez McCormick, Southport; brother Charles Register, Galveston, Texas; sister Hazel Golden, Houston, Texas; brother Winfred Register, Eastpoint; sister Mazzie Moore, Eastpoint; brother Monroe Register, Apalachicola; brother Carlos Register, Rockport, Texas; and lots of nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Sarah Truman Register; brother Earnest Register; sisters Deanna Hayes and Louise Montgomery.

Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel of Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements.