Born: February 2, 1943   Died: November 4, 2021  

Samuel T. Lawhorn, Jr., age 78, of South Knoxville, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021, surrounded by family. Sam was born on Groundhog's Day, February 2, 1943. He was a graduate of Young High School and was well loved by his classmates and faculty. In 1966, Sam married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Miriam. He joined the US Coast Guard where he was a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. After serving, he went to work for Bell South on the power crew and retired after 36 years. Sam was a lifetime member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. Sam served in the Boy Scouts as a Cub Master for 10 years, Scout Master for over 30 years and also served on staff as Camp Commissioner at Camp Buck Toms. Sam loved his grandchildren, the outdoors, wood carving and being on his tractor.

He was preceded in death by parents, Samuel T. Lawhorn, Sr, and Neta Lynn Lawhorn. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Miriam Lawhorn; sons, Sam III (Gina), Andy (Staci) and Matthew (Brigetta) Lawhorn; grandchildren, Taylor, Sydnee, Ty, Andi Love, Callie, Gage and Logan. Sam also leaves behind a host of extended family members.

Family will receive friends 5 PM until 7:30 PM Monday, November 8, 2021 at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, 6321 Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920 with a Celebration of Life service to follow. Rev. Rhonda Hobbs officiating. Family and friends will meet Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Pleasant Forest Cemetery, 401 Concord Rd. Knoxville, TN 37934 for an 11 AM Interment Service.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Colonial Heights United Methodist Church (Youth Program) or Great Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America Campership Fund, PO Box 51885 Knoxville, TN 37950.

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