BOONE, NC - Jack Laws, longtime Southern Gospel artist, passed away Tuesday, August 27, at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jack had suffered a stroke and developed staph infection and kidney failure in the past few days. He also suffered from diabetes and various other physical ailments.
Celebration of Life arrangements:
Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, September 1, 2013, in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home
with Rev. Eddie Deitz and Rev. Matt Dibler officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m.,
Monday, September 2, 2013, in Green Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, September, 1, 2013,
at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville, Tennessee. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
Many people know Jack as one of Southern Gospel music's smoothest-sounding, most beloved and over-all top singers and musicians. As their original and long-time baritone singer, as well as an upright bass and rhythm guitarist, Jack served 32 years in two tenures with The Inspirations. He is an integral factor in their being formed in 1964 and in why they became such a dominant force in Gospel music.
Jack continued to wow audiences and carve his niche in the musical genre as an in-demand soloist and co-baritone for Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion the past few years.
The Laws Family as well as The Inspirations and Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion request your prayer during this difficult time.
Cards, letters and notes of sympathy may be sent to: The Laws Family, 3009 Old Happy Hollow Road, Sevierville, TN 37876.