John Edmund Laws, age 80 of Lawrenceville passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2015.  John is proceeded in death by his wife of 59 years Patricia Laws; He is survived by his children, Mark Laws and his wife, Susan, Terry Laws and Diane May and her husband, Dicky; grandchildren, Ben Laws and his wife, Deanna, Casey Laws and his wife, Laura, Melissa Hudspeth and her husband, Jared and Michael May and his wife Taylor; and his great grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, James and Caroline Laws, and Madison Hudspeth Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Online condolence can be expressed at

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  1. I worked with John at Chrysler and he was a wonderful executive, family man and friend. I had the utmost respect for John. He will be missed.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort in the days ahead. Dairel Wade Laws was my father.

  3. My deepest condolences on your loss; Johnny was my mom’s 1st cousin (Sarah Pauline); Johnny iz now with only beloved Patsy and other treasured family members that have moved on to be our Lord and Master. He’s no longer in pain and he is at peace. I will miss him very much.

  4. Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family during this time of grieving.

  5. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and wishing you peace now and in the days to come.

  6. John was a great guy and will be missed by many people. My prayers are with his family. love Fred&Dawn

  7. I was saddened to hear that Mr Laws had passed. My deepest sympathies to my friends Terry, Mark and all of their families.

  8. Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I remember back in the day, your mother and dad were the sweetest parents that I can remember. Helen and I will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Mr. Laws was always the gentleman no matter how busy he was he would always take the time to speak to you and go out of his way to help you with what you needed.
    It was a pleasure working with and knowing him.

  10. John was a great man and mentor to many in the auto industry including myself. We had some great times in the Atlanta Zone. We will miss him.

  11. John was a great friend, executive, and co-worker. We shared the same birthday 5 years apart. The world will miss him. My prayers are with the family.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Gaylon Morgan
    A Co-Worker.

  13. John and I worked together for many years in Atlanta. As a New Yorker, John taught me the fine art of being a southern gentleman– a tough task that probably did not work! John was a wonderful person, a true gentleman, and a great mentor! He will truly be missed!

  14. I too had the pleasure of working with Mr. Laws in Atlanta. He was a fixture who earned the respect of his co-workers and all of the dealers who he helped over the years. My family and I send our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

  15. John taught me a lot in the car business. He was a wonderful mentor. He had the utmost in integrity and that is the most admirable quality that endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.

  16. We all sorrow with each member in losing a dear cousin who is now with the Lord. We pray God will sustain you until we all meet again.
    –Wilma Lou (Stow) Boyd, Jimmye, Rebekah, Joel and Beth. (Springfield, MO)

  17. I worked in the distribution department in the Atlanta Zone for 19 years. Mr. Laws was a true gentleman and very well-respected by all who knew him. Our prayers are with his family at this very sad time.

  18. I worked with Mr. Laws in the Chrysler Atlanta Zone. John was known and respected throughout the entire Chrysler organization, and for good reason. He was a true gentleman. His wisdom, knowledge and work ethic were only exceeded by his good nature and charm. I have worked with some great people over the years, but John Laws was one of the best. I’m sorry for your loss, and eternally grateful that I had the pleasure of knowing him. I have a lot of memories running through my head as I type this, and I can plainly hear his voice in my head and see him sitting at the desk in the old zone office. He was a fantastic person.

  19. John was Mr. Chrysler to me and a master at the distribution of inventory, you might look out and see a couple of cars that you didn’t order just appear on the lot and you knew John had sent you a couple of slow movers, his reply was you guys are the Best I know you can sell them. RIP my Friend.

  20. All of our Stow family will miss John. Johnny was more like a brother than a cousin. Our minds and hearts are filled with sorrow and joy. Sorrow that he will not be physically with us any longer and joy that he is beyond the real of suffering. I was present at New Hope Baptist church when John made his profession of faith in Jesus Christ. I also witnessed his baptism in the North fork of the Obion river. I will miss him but rejoice that there will be a day when we will be together forever. I know he is now rejoicing with his beloved wife Patsy. Our deepest regards to Mark, Terry and Diane and each of their family members . May the comfort of our Lord be with each of you, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Gerald and Barbara Stow

  21. John was a great southern gentleman that taught many of the finer points of the auto business to all of us. You will be missed by all that ever met you.

  22. John Laws always conducted himself with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism. His moral compass never wavered. Even when “the Ox was in the ditch”, a term he often used, John knew how to do the right thing for all concerned. He possessed a personal quality of fairness we should all aspire to. He was truly a remarkable human being; Great teacher, mentor and friend.

  23. You where a great teacher, mentor and motivator to Chrysler dealers. Knowing you helped me to become a better person and businessman. You not being here saddens me, but I remember a great quote that was written by Ex-Detroit Free Press Sports Writer and author Mitch Albom, “Death ends a life, not a Relationship”. God Speed John Laws!

  24. “John Laws was such a quiet, loved and admired man. He was always the same everytime you saw him, and he never complained.
    I pray that God will comfort Mark, Terri, and Diane, along with the spouses and children with so many wonderful memories, of good times with their precious loved one. He will never be forgotten, and his memory speaks, integrity, kindness, and love for his fellow man. God be with all of the Laws family, and know that John Laws left quite a legacy!

    Love Anita

  25. I just found out today of John’s passing. I had the great pleasure of working with him at Chrysler. Could not have been more lucky to have known him. My condolences.

  26. I had the pleasure of working with John Laws for many years at Chrysler in the Atlanta Zone. He was my boss, and then my mentor, and then my friend. He could be tough when the “Ox was in the Ditch” which was often the case at Chrysler, but there was never a more dedicated and determined supporter of the company and the people with whom he worked. Underneath his gruff exterior he had great compassion for others and always helped them achieve and succeed. He was a straight shooter and you could go to the bank with his word. My condolences to his family for I know he will be missed, but I know he is happy now to be with his beloved Patsy.

  27. What a true mentor to so many of us he “birthed” in the car business. Taught us all the “right” way to do things in the most respectful and business like way. A great man.

  28. I am a friend of John,s son Terry. Sorry for your loss and my prayers will be with your family.

  29. I am a retired Dealer and it was always a pleasure working with John. He was always fair and on point with the Dealers. My prayers are with the Family..

    Retired Dealer
    Jordan Frazier

  30. Our prayers and sympathy is extended to you and your family during the time of your loss.

  31. Denise, my neighbor, friend and choir sister I will miss you. You welcomed us strangers from Calif. 34 years ago and accepted us with true southern charm. You treated us like family when we had none around. Thank you for being friendly, loyal and kind. You had a good listening ear when I needed it the most. We want to offer our deepest sympathy to Charlie and the Girls and the rest of the family. We will continue to pray for peace and comfort and that you will feel the love of the Lord, family and friends in the days ahead. And Denise, don’t worry, we will take good care of Charlie for you.

  32. We are very sorry to hear of your loss Terry. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family.

  33. Dear Family,

    May Jehovah God comfort you during this time of loss. Though there may be little that can be said or done to ease your pain, may you find comfort in knowing that many care and sympathize with your sadness. Always know that Jehovah God is with you to strengthen and guide you. May your trust in his promise of a resurrection bring you peace. – Acts 24:15

    Warm Regards,
    K. L. Banks

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