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Euletta "June" Irwin Lawson

June 1, 1934 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Euletta "June" Irwin Lawson Obituary

Euletta “June” Irwin Lawson, age 89, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

She was born to William Maynard and Nettie Selma Irwin in Loyston, TN.

She graduated from Clinton High School, Hiwassee Junior College and later went on to earn her degree in education from Lincoln Memorial University. She was a long-term employee for Knox County Schools and retired after fifteen years of service.

She was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church and the Christian Home Builders Sunday School Class.

In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, reading, sharing flowers and vegetables from her garden, sending cards to shut-ins, played both organ and piano for Corinth United Methodist Church and made hundreds of pillowcase dresses for various missions.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie, and Nettie Irwin; brother, Kyle Irwin; sister, Mary Lou Irwin Alley, and husband Clifford Alley.

She leaves behind her husband of sixty-seven years, Troy Lawson; daughter, Lou Ann (Fred) Sliger; son, John (Suzy) Lawson; grandchildren, John David (Kaity), Rachel, Drew (Megan) and Heath; great-grandchildren, Chase and Fynn; sister-in-law, Eloise Irwin; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Christian Home Builders Class of Fountain City United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 1:00pm – 2:45pm at Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory (5301 Fountain Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918) with a service starting at 3:00pm with Rev. Jim Whedbee and Rev. Mahan Archer officiating. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Greenwood Cemetery (3500 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fountain City United Methodist Church and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Receiving of Friends
January 26, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel
5301 Fountain Road
Knoxville, TN 37918

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

3:00 PM
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel
5301 Fountain Road
Knoxville, TN 37918

Graveside Service
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville
3500 Tazewell Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918


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