Rickey Laws, 66, Johnson City, died Saturday, December 1, 2018, at his residence, following a brief illness.
Rickey was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a son of the late John Robert and Lucy Ethel Webb Laws.
He formerly worked as a driver in the transport industry, and was currently a medical courier for JOMAYNA Enterprises.
Rickey was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Larry Laws, one sister, Priscilla Southworth, and three grandchildren.
Rickey is survived by seven children, Rickey Laws, Jr., Jonesborough, Angela Laws, Rickey Greene and Tina Greene, all of Johnson City, Jason Laws and Tina Laws, both of Mars Hill, NC, and Misty Gregg, Jonesborough; three brothers, Wayne Laws and wife Lou, Bill Laws and wife Peggy, and Michael Laws, all of Johnson City; four sisters, Joyce Harmon, Jonesborough, Jane Laws, Erwin, Linda Ward, Johnson City, Patricia Isaac and husband Leonard, Dearborn Heights, MI; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 2:00 P.M., from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, with Rev. Albert Bentley, officiating.
The graveside committal service will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
The family will receive friends prior to the service Thursday from 1:00-2:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.