John E. Lawson, 84, formerly of Oak Ridge

John E. Lawson, age 84 a former resident of Oak Ridge, passed away, Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Claiborne Medical Center.  He was born December 30, 1935 in Knoxville, TN.  John lived in Summerville, South Carolina and worked for Avco.  He and his wife then moved to Tennessee where he worked as a welder for Dempster, K-25, and then retired from Y-12. 

John enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. 

He is preceded in death by his parents:  Wilburn and Mary Lawson; by his wife, Ruth Lawson and by numerous brothers and sisters. 

John is survived by sons:  Roger Lawson and wife, Gladys of Oak Ridge and Scott Lawson and wife, Marivic of Karns and by grandchildren:  Kendrick Lee, Kyshana Faye and Tristan. 

Burial and graveside services with full military honors will be held, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 noon with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.  Premier Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is proudly serving the Lawson family and we invite you to share a message of condolence to the family at 

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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