1931 Bobby 2021

Bobby Grant Lawson DVM

October 14, 1931 — August 2, 2021

Bobby Grant Lawson DVM, 89, born October 14, 1931, passed away at the University of Tennessee Medical Center on Monday, August 2, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents Grant Lawson of Wears Valley and Ann Sparks Lawson of Cades Cove; sister, Mable Haynes; brothers, Dave, Mayford, Ralph, and Clifford Lawson; wife, Helen Tedford Lawson; granddaughter, Audrey Lawson. He is survived by his brother Troy Lawson; children, Cynthia Smith, Robert Lawson (Katie), Mary Lockmiller (Radley); grandchildren, Jane Roberts (Brandon), Sarah Ingram (Kyle), Kirk Lockmiller, Joshua Lockmiller, Matthew Lockmiller; great grandson, Henry Ingram; and special friend, Marie Justice. He was a member of First Baptist Church Maryville, TN where he was a Deacon, Choir Member, and Training Union Teacher. Dr. Bobby Lawson attended Hiawassee College, the University of Tennessee, and Auburn University where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1957. Shortly afterward, he married Helen Tedford Lawson and began his veterinary practice. In 1960, he built Lawson Animal Hospital where he continued his practice until his retirement. Dr. Bobby enjoyed working with farmers and their cattle, meeting people at Rabies clinics, helping people with their pets and saw his role as helping to improve the health of the animal community, as well as woodworking and gardening. Friends may come by to sign the book and pay their respects from 1:00 until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Smith Funeral and Cremation Service. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00 AM for Interment on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Mattox Cemetery in Wears Valley. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Maryville First Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life to follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. We request that everyone in attendance wear a mask. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Bobby Grant Lawson DVM please visit our Sympathy Store.
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