January 23, 1937March 8, 2019

Lee D. Lawson Sr. age 82 of Knoxville, TN passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019 at his home in Knoxville. Lee served in the United States Army for 20 years. He served in both Korea and the Vietnam War. Lee was a loving husband to Jane for 59 years, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing and all outdoor activities. Lee will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his son, Cary Daniel Lawson. Lee is survived by wife, Jane Lawson; son, Lee D. Lawson Jr. and his fiance Kimberly Thompson who was also caregiver to Lee Sr.; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Lee's family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Berry Highland South from 5:00pm - 7:00pm with his funeral service immediately following with Lucas Lawson and Tim Fleeger officiating. Lee's graveside service and interment will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00am with full military honors.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service and Interment Wednesday, March 13, 2019


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augie arndt

March 13, 2019

Aunt Jane,

I was very sorry to hear about Uncle Bud's passing. I had the fondest of memories of him gathering all of us cousins around at Grandma and Grandpas house to tell us stories. He was the best story teller! Please know that although we are not there in person, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With love,

Ellen Arndt

March 11, 2019

I am thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry that I can't be there.
Bud was every fisherman's friend and I am sure he is with a few of his old buddies. Please take care and know I an thinking of you all.

Angela Lawson

March 10, 2019

Aunt Jane we love you and are praying for you and everyone. Uncle Bud was very special.