MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – Earlier this month, a man was fatally shot in Prichard. Lawrence Terrell Darby was found dead at the scene. As her family plans her funeral, her workplace has decided to participate in a procession involving several of their tow trucks in her honor.
Pitts and Sons Towing in Saraland was where Lawrence Darby worked for six years. That was until November 4, the same day Darby was shot in the back and arm at St. Stephens Woods Apartments.
Scott Godee is the Director of Safety and Human Resources for Pitts and Sons Towing Inc. Godbee said Darby was an exceptional employee.
“Lawrence was first employed here in 2016,” Godbee said. “He drove for our heavy equipment division and he was one of our star players.”
According to the Prichard Police Department, a 15-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the case.
Those in the Pitts and Sons Towing family didn’t hesitate when Darby’s loved ones asked them to be part of his funeral arrangements.
“The trucks that weren’t on duty that day, we had volunteer drivers,” Godbee said. “We are going to put our trucks in procession to honor his memory. It is completely normal that we put trucks to show our support and send our condolences. »
Godbee described Darby as a go-getter, a hard-working employee, and just a good person overall. The director of safety and human resources said that since Darby’s passing, his absence has been felt throughout Pitts, every day since his passing.
“It shook us up,” Godbee said. “Lawrence was definitely a staple here. We will miss him. He was definitely part of the family.