Lawrence Gail Hardwicke was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 24, 1931 to John B. Hardwicke, III and Helen Cox Hardwicke. Her died on December 29, 2020. He attended public schools in Corpus Christi, graduating from Corpus Christi High School in 1948. He attended Texas A&M and graduated with a BBA degree in May, 1952. He served 4 years in the US Navy as an enlisted man, and at the time of discharge was a yeoman first class. He served in San Diego, California, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Yokosuka, Japan. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for several semesters to get his premed requirements, and then went the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, graduating in 1961 with an M.D. degree. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society. Upon graduation, he received the Zinn award for the graduate for the graduate with the highest grade point average. He served as a rotating intern from 1961-62, and internal medicine resident from 1962 to 1965. He moved to Abilene in mid 1965, and practiced general internal medicine for approximately 40 years. He officed with Dr. Travis Smith, Dr. John Walke, Dr. Mohammed Bakdash, Dr. Toby Williams, Dr. Robert Streigler, Dr. David Longley, and Dr. Alan Hardwicke. He was active in the Hendrick Health Club and in Rose Park tennis center. He married Linda Mae Bartels, December 21, 1957. Their children are Dr. Alan Hardwicke of Ballinger, Dr. Fred Hardwicke of Lubbock, Keith Hardwicke, PhD of Medellin, Colombia, and Lane Hardwicke of Lubbock, Texas. The respective daughters-in-law for the first 3 sons are Sarah Hardwicke, Beth Hardwicke, and Luz Hardwicke. He has served as an elder in Covenant Presbyterian Church of Abilene, Texas from 1972 until the current time.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers John B. Hardwicke, IV and William A. Hardwicke, and his wife Linda Hardwicke. He is survived by his sister Mary Helen Korbelik, formerly of Shawnee Mission, Kansas and now of Phoenix, Arizona, and 8 grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Covenant Presbyterian Church of Abilene, The Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Hendrick Medical Center Foundation, or West Texas Rehab Center.
A burial service for the family only will be held next weekend in Abilene.
A memorial service will be planned for around June 5th or 6th of June, to be announced later.
Posted online on January 03, 2021