GREENEVILLE — Park “Bob” Laws, 88, of Morning Pointe of Greeneville, passed away Tuesday morning, November 1, 2011, at Morning Pointe.
He served during World War II in the Army Air Corps, European Theater with the 567th Bombardment Squadron Army Air Corps as a Corporal. He received the Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with one Silver Star and 4 Bronze Stars.
He was a tool and dye maker at Metals Engineering (retired).
Mr. Laws is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Sandra Ann Laws and Danny Laughren, of Oak Island, North Carolina, and Amanda Rose Laws and Michael McElyea, of Unicoi, Tennessee; four step-daughters: Judy and Larry Smith, of Telford, Sandra Kay and John Smith, of Greeneville, Janice and Jim Farnsworth, of Greeneville, and Kathy Brooks, of Greeneville; four sisters: Pauline Laws Ellis, of Unicoi, Ruth Laws McCurry, of Erwin, Kathleen Laws McIntosh, of Unicoi, and Mary Jane Laws Linville, of Brandon, Florida; brother and sister-in-law: Jeff and Nancy Laws, of Walkertown, North Carolina; sister-in-law: Genevieve Laws, of Erwin; grandchildren: Matthew and Lisal Roberts, Tabitha and Jeff Bruce, Melinda Laughren, Adam and Amber McElyea, Heather and Erik Mullins; step-grandchildren: Michelle and Jay Curtis, Roger and Kim Smith, Miranda and Chris Dean, Allison and Chad Tweed, Chip and Cecelia Hopson, Jason Hopson, Richie Tweed, Melanie and Troy Brown; sixteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the son of the late Caney Laws and Savannah Bailey Laws and was preceded in death by two brothers: L.C. Laws and Clyde Laws.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home preceding the funeral service at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. J.D. Swanger and Rev. Stephen Rutherford will officiate.
Interment will follow at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Carter County. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday for the committal service. The Tennessee National Guard will conduct a military graveside service. His pallbearers are his grandsons: Matthew Roberts, Adam McElyea, Jason Hopson, Chip Hopson, Roger Smith; and great grandson: Neelynn McElyea.
Online condolences may be sent to the Laws family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.
Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home, 125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743; (423) 638-3121