Lawrence Matthew Ekron, 87, died suddenly on March 6, 2022 at Watauga Medical Center, in Boone North Carolina. He was born on February 13, 1935 in Elliot, Cape Province, South Africa. The son of Thomas John Matthew and Nellie Jane (nee Scarneck) Ekron.
Lawrence graduated from Indwe High School in the Eastern Cape and served in the Command of the South African Army, based in East London. Following his service, Lawrence began his 40 year career in the Post Office serving first as Postmaster in Elliotdale and retiring as Assistant Director of Telkom Telecommunications in 1992, in Durban, South Africa.
Lawrence married the love of his life, Augusta Thomisine Ada McLuckie on October 8, 1960. Their journey together spanned 61.5 years which included four children namely, Cheryl, Leonie, Keith and Quinton. Lawrence was an avid sportsman and a passionate fisherman who spent countless hours fishing amongst the hippos and crocodiles in the estuaries of St. Lucia aboard his little boat, Sela-Sela. Lawrence and Augusta loved camping, together they travelled South Africa fishing and visiting with family with their caravan. Lawrence was a man of faith who served 14 years as a Society Steward and longtime member of the Bluff Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Katherine Moriarty (nee' Ekron); brother, Harry Ekron and brother, Eric Ekron. His daughter, Cheryl Venter (nee Ekron); and son, Quinton Ekron.
Surviving in addition to his wife, August Thomisine Ada (McLuckie), is his daughter, Leonie Kruger (nee Ekron) and husband, Darrell Kruger currently residing in Boone, North Carolina but originally from South Africa and their children; Blake and wife Cody (nee Leegwater), Casey and Sarah Kruger. His son, Keith Ekron and wife, Debbie Ekron (nee Smith), currently residing in Mississauga, Canada and their children; Candice and husband Charl Louw, Beth Ekron. Bernard Venter, surviving spouse of Cheryl, and their children Nicholas and Joshua Venter. His brother Cyril Ekron, East London, South Africa and his sister Monica Wendling (nee Ekron), Vancouver, British Columbia.
A virtual Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be shared with the Ekron family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ekron family.