Phillip Ronald “Ron” Laws

Published 11:39 am Monday, September 30, 2019

Phillip Ronald “Ron” Laws, 83, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Elizabethton, he was the son of the late Edward Hubert and Muriel White Laws. He retired as a sales representative with Tri-State Inland Container and was a very active member of First United Methodist Church. Ron was a University of TN fan and enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Farrell Laws.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 11 years, Sarah Holland Laws, of the home; three sons, Charles E. Laws, Johnson City, James Ronald “Ronnie” Laws and wife Michaele, Gray, and John Henry Laws and wife Lynne, Newton, N.C.; a step-daughter, Summer Wright and husband Jason, Kingsport, and other step-children; a sister, Carol Ann Davis and husband Ernie, Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, R.J. and Ethan Laws and Jessica Stankes; and several step-grandchildren.
A memorial service to honor the life of Phillip Ronald “Ron” Laws will be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, September 30, at First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, with Rev. Raymond Amos officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 325 East E Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family would like to express a special thank you to the ICU Department of Johnson City Medical Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting our website at
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Laws family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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