James Laws


Mr. James “Jim” Laws “Law Man”, age 75, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Laws was born in Washington County and the son of the late Percy & Pauline Story Laws. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Laws.
He was a loving husband, son, and father. He retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company after 53 years of service. He worked his whole life to provide for his family. His enjoyment in life, apart from his grandchildren, was buying tobacco and talking and joking with farmers and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Nancy Laws; children, James Edward Laws, Jonesborough, Rebecca Slagle (Johnny) Richmond Hill, GA and Angela Denton, Johnson City; step-children, Kevin Edmonds (Amy) South Hill, VA, Karen Lusk (Josh), Jonesborough and Preston Self, Nashville; three granddaughters, Emily, Chloe and Blake; one grandson, Jonathan; three step-grandsons, Ethan, Keenan and Camden; one great-grandchild, Dallas; and four sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Fitzsimmons officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Monday, September 11, 2017 at Union Church of Christ Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be special family & friends.

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09-25-2017 Chris Story
Jimmy was a hard worker I remember that from growing up with his son, thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends, God bless you all
09-10-2017 Larry Porter
So sorry to hear about James. Planned to come today, but woke up with vertigo. I really enjoyed getting to know James. He became a close friend. We enjoyed going out and visiting farmers together, Had lots of laughs and talks. I am praying for your family.
09-10-2017 Lee Plemmons
Nancy, I am so sorry. I know Jim has suffered a lot lately. My prayer for you is peace and comfort. In His Grace, Lee
09-09-2017 Norma J Adams
Prayers, live & laughter to your family. Though a difficult goodbye...peaceful moments are in store. Love you Nancy!!
09-09-2017 Danny Spivey
SO many wonderful memories and a friendship I will cherish forever!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!
09-08-2017 Chris Dixon
My deepest condolences go out to Nancy and the family. James was not only a good friend but was a mentor for me during the early stages of my career. If you were around Law Man you could not help but smile and laugh and he was never short of words to share. He was a generous, hard working man that loved to be around people and truly was proud of the work he did for a living, whether it be in tobacco or farming and certainly was so very proud of his family. One other thing he was very proud of was being able to beat me when we played poker!! James always found a way to pull out the ACE when he needed it!! Law Man thanks for everything you did for me, thank you for being my friend, you will be missed. Rest In Peace
09-08-2017 Teresa Osborne
You and your family are in my prayers.
09-08-2017 Hancock Co. Clinic Staff
Your in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you with only the comfort he can give. Remember, Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Much Love,
09-08-2017 Norby Nelson
So sorry for your loss and know he will be greatly missed by you and the family. All that knew Lawman will surely miss him but will remember the many stories he shared.JIMMY WAS A TRUE TOBACCO MAN.
09-08-2017 Ronnie and Marilyn Lupo
Nancy, Will be thinking of you and your family. Thought a lot of Jim as well as a lot of other folks. Sorry to hear about this,his personality and humor will be greatly missed. Ronnie
09-08-2017 Barbara Trimm Wright
Nancy, I am so sorry!! I enjoyed 'knowing him' altho I never met him..knew he was good to you and all your family in Virginia loved him so much. He will be missed, but so glad you had those years with him! My love and prayers will be with you during this very difficult time in your life. Barbara


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