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Jimmy Richard Laws, Sr., age 75

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Jimmy Richard Laws, Sr., age 75, of Kingston passed away Monday, March 13, 2023, at his home after a lengthy illness.  He was born May 21, 1947, in St. Charles, Virginia.  He moved to Detroit, Michigan where he worked for Detroit Diesel as a diesel mechanic until his retirement.  Jimmy was a member of the UAW in Detroit.  After retiring, he and his wife moved to Roane County to be near their children and grandchildren. As long as his health permitted, he enjoyed repairing trucks, and boats and just helping others.  Preceded in death by his granddaughter, Natalie Rae Waller; parents, Charles Monroe & Sarah Anne Myers Laws; sister, Rosa Lee Scott.


Loving Wife of 56 years: Jeanne Laws of Kingston

Children: Jimmy Richard Laws, Jr. & wife, Phyllis of Ten Mile, Timothy Charles Laws, Sr, & wife, Wendy of Kingston, and Jeremy Ralph Laws & wife, Stacy of Rockwood

Grandchildren: Patrick C. Harrington, Robert Lewis Laws, Courtney Renee Letner, Shelby Anne Powers, Maggie Lynn Laws, Jacob Aaron Laws, Lucas John Laws, Dillon James Laws, Timothy Charles Laws, Jr.

Great-grandchildren: Allison Elizabeth Fly, Peyton Marie Letner, Joe Antonio LaSalle, Jonathan Richard Laws, Charlotte Anne Powers

Brother: Herman Ralph Laws & wife, Lois of Danville, VA

Sister-in-law: Rebecca Jordan & husband, Eugene of Radford, VA

Special Friend: Joe Ray of Ten Mile

Several nieces, nephews and extended family members, and friends

The family will receive friends 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2023, at Fraker Funeral Home with a funeral service following at 2:00 pm, in the chapel with Rev. Ronnie Turpin officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Bethel-Fairview Cemetery.  The online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net.  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

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