February 23, 1930May 13, 2013

William Thomas (Bill) Lawler, 83 yrs. of Bartlett, TN passed away at on May 13, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, in Memphis, TN

Bill was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bartlett. TN

He was a veteran serving his country in the United States Air Force during the Berlin Airlift.

Bill was employed with TVA at both Memphis, TN and Powderly, Kentucky steam plants for 20 years. He then worked for Associated Electric Co-op Corporation at New Madrid, MO for 11 years, the last four years as Plant Manager. He transferred to the home office in Springfield, MO in 1983. Upon his retirement in 1992, he and his wife, Marge moved back to Memphis.

During his retirement years, he and Marge spent their time in their motor home enjoying extensive travel.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie H. Lawler of 62 years. Bill also leaves 3 sons, Michael D. Lawler (wife Pamela) of Charlotte, NC, Patrick W. Lawler (wife Jan) of Memphis, TN, Gregory L. Lawler (wife Vicki) of Rogers, AR, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made in his name to Youth Villages. A funeral mass will be 12 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett. The family will receive friends from 10:30 – 12:00 at the church.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2013


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Dan Savage

May 20, 2013

I too went to school with Mike, I'm so sorry for your father passing. I remember him from the different time I was over at your house. My prayers are with you during this time.

Bill Patterson

May 16, 2013

Pat, Mike, and Greg: Your dad made all of us feel better, older, and appreciated. He did a lot for many. Please accept my thoughts and prayers.
Mrs. Lawler: I feel for you loss; your husband was a great man and stays in my memory forever.

May 15, 2013

Mrs. Marge, Mike, Pat and Greg
My heart goes out to you all
Jackie Kruger Collins

Br. Ignatius Brown

May 15, 2013

With deepest sympathy for your heart-felt loss, I offer my prayers.

Fred Deaton

May 15, 2013

I went to school with Mike, Pat, and Greg. I remember Mr. Lawler from growing up and in the Boy Scouts. I am sorry to hear about his passing. Mrs Lawler, Mike, Pat, and Greg please accept my sympathy with your loss.

May 15, 2013

To the Lawler family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Many prayers with much love and light sent your way. Shirley Johnson Hawkins

Martha & Bob Stewart

May 15, 2013

Pat, Jan and the entire Lawler family, May your faith sustain you, friends surround you and God's love uplift you during these difficult days ahead. Sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers .....

Ralph Franceschini

May 15, 2013

Dear Mike and Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Ralph Franceschini

Mark Whitten

May 15, 2013

Dear Marge and all the Lawler clan,
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful father and friend to our family. I have very fond memories of days spent at your house, the camping trips, and tours of the power plant. We will all miss him.

May 15, 2013

"To all the family," Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Your dad was indeed loved by many, he was in my heart a true " Gentleman's Gentleman! " Sharmon Sitton (Memphis, Tn)