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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Arthur "Jr." Osco Lawson

January 9, 1925August 29, 2020
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Arthur O. "Jr." Lawson, age 95 of Knoxville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home. Jr. served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a survivor of D-Day. After his service in the Navy, Jr. worked as a machinist at Y-12 where he retired. Upon retirement he enjoyed caring for his goats and ducks on the family farm. Jr. was a faithful member, choir director and Sunday School Superintendent at Island Home Assembly of God for many years. Jr. was preceded in death by his mother and father, Arthur Lawson, Sr. and Mary, brothers, Roland, Floyd, Clarence and Max, and sisters ,Hannah and Helen and wife, Beatrice Beeler Lawson. Jr. is survived by his wife, Margaret Webb Lawson of 64 years; children, Donna Wyrick and husband Eddie, Tim Lawson. and Karen Arnwine and husband Bill; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Smoky Mountain Hospice for the care they provided and to special caregivers, Amanda, Aspen, Carol, and Cathy. Jr.'s family will receive friends on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. The Graveside Service and Interment will follow at 1:30pm at Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors and Ron Lawson and Jason Creech will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Tennessee.

"Farther along we'll know all about it. Farther along we'll understand why. Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine. We'll understand it all by and by. "

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service and Interment

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

Memories

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Teresa Hulet

September 2, 2020

Karen Donna and family....my sincerest condolences to you all in this difficult time of letting go and carrying on. I do hope you feel the loving and comforting arms of JESUS in the days ahead. My prayers for strength and peace. Much Love.

Carla Lawson

September 2, 2020

The last few times I saw uncle Jr
I couldn't quit staring at him
Because he reminded me of my daddy, CE. uncle Jr. Was always so sweet to us.. We loved him! But...we know he is with Jesus! We'll see him ,Daddy, and the rest of the Lawson's some great day.

Becky (Lawson) Brown

September 1, 2020

My daddy, who passed 28 years ago, always loved being in Dooney 's company (his 1st cousin). They would both end up laughing (at what, it was always their own little secret). I'm sure they are celebrating & laughing together in eternity. All your family will miss you, of course, Dooney, but they do know where you are, and you're without any pain. 🎶 When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!

Peggy Jaynes

September 1, 2020

Seems like “Dooney” has always been part of our family history, from the time he lived in the holler with Bea, Donna and Aunt Ethel until now when he took Angel wings and flew from the hill on the pike. Donna, Karen, Tim, and all the family, my prayer is that God gives you peace of mind and heart, knowing there was no better loved or cared for Daddy in the land. When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!

Sonya Ridinger

August 31, 2020

Margaret, Donna, Karen and Tim so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your family.

Rev. Larkin & Patricia Enlow

August 30, 2020

What a great man of God. I remember the 1st time I heard him sing at Island Home Assembly, I was taken back by his amazingly high tenor voice. We love you Bro. Jr. We'll see you one day and I don't believe it'll be too far in the future. Our prayers are with the Lawson family.

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You ought to be in pictures!

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The Lawson brothers quartet

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Brandon, Mollie and Ada Grace Arnwine

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FROM THE FAMILY

You ought to be in pictures!

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The Lawson brothers quartet

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Brandon, Mollie and Ada Grace Arnwine

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Three lovely ladies! Lawson Reunion 2004

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Nathan and Liz Arnwine

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You must have been a beautiful baby!

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Floyd, Max, Jr. and Clarence with the train built by their father A.O. Lawson, Sr. Lawson Reunion 2005

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Jr. and Donna

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Jr., Margaret and grandson, Nathan

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