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Samuel Franklin Lawhon

April 18, 1942 ~ February 4, 2018 (age 75)
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Samuel F. Lawhon went home to be with Jesus Sunday, February 4, 2018.  He fought a long battle with cancer for 4 years.  He was of the Baptist Faith.   He was 75 years old.  Sam was employed by Knoxville News Sentinel for 49 years.

He was a quiet man.  A very smart man. When he spoke, we all listened.  A kind and gentle man and very giving.  

His hobby was old cars.  The older the better   He loved his family.  Loved his adopted family.   He mentored a lot of people.  

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geneva Lawhon, brother Kim Spangler, sister Donna Overton, brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Anna Day and Kenneth and Jane Lowe. His children he cared for:  Laura, Rikki, Kimberly, and Joey.  His grandchildren: Kaitlynn, Aiden, and Ethan.  Great- grandchildren: Kylie and Jackson.

“.......for I go to prepare a place for you...so there you will be also."

Graveside services will be at Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1922 Marietta Church Road, Knoxville, TN, on February 10, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Marietta C. P. Church, 11402 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN  37932. 


Jackson Funeral Services in Oliver Springs is honored to serve the Lawhon Family. We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at jacksonfuneralservices.com.

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