LawrenceLawrence Berton Gwin, 90, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at his residence.

He was born February 20, 1927 in Bath County, Virginia, the son of the late Cecil Berton Gwin and Alice Ryder Gwin.

Mr. Gwin was retired from the Homestead Resort with 17 years of service as a mechanic on the golf course. Prior to that he worked for Simpson Garage.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during WWII.

Mr. Gwin attended Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing golf and hunting for golf balls along the highway. He loved fishing and resting beside the ocean. He liked to gather cans and metal around the community. He loved his cats. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Juanita Harouff Gwin of Hot Springs; 3 daughters, Donna Sue Gwin Foster & husband Wayne of Richmond, Virginia, Linda Gail Gwin of Hot Springs, Jeanie Marie Gwin Dressler and husband Jeff of Falling Springs, Virginia; six grandchildren, John Foster, Jr., Shawn Foster, Cory Gwin, Jeffrey Dressler, Jr., Jonathan Dressler and Lori Beth Davis; four great grandchildren; two brothers, James Gwin and Arnold Gwin both of Hot Springs; a sister; Mildred Phillips of Baltimore, Maryland; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Simmons.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating. Interment will be in Warm Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Green, Jamie Gwin, Kenny Woodzell, John Kershner, John Foster, Jr, Shawn Foster, Bart Ailstock, Bobby Bogan, Jody Campbell, and Kenny Gwin.

The family will receive friends 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doris L. Via Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.



  1. Sympathy and prayers for the Lawrence Gwin family.

    • I wanted to share a scripture of comfort. Revelation 21:4 says ‘There will be no more death, sickness, mourning, outcry nor pain. The former things have passed away’. I wanted to bring some comfort because it was brought to me from the bible.Hope this helps just a little.

  2. Columbus Shifflett

    • I wanted to write to say how sorry I was to read of the death of your loved one. The bible gives us comfort at Isaiah 25:8 ‘God will swallow up death forever’. What a wonderful hope. God loves us and wants us to be comforted which is one of the reasons why we have the bible. I do hope this has brought you some comfort.

  3. I remember going to George Simpsons garage many years ago and taking trucks there for Meadow Lane .I think a state inspection was about a dollar ?I Remember him and Jess Simpson very well .All fond memories .A fine man .Sorry for your loss but we will met again


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