July 28, 2020
Mr. Lawrence Richard Daw, age 80 of Smithville, passed away Monday night, July 27, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Daw was born on June 25, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to his parents, the late William & Ethel Davis Daw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife & mother of his children, Esther Daw. 2nd Wife, Marion Daw. Parents, William & Ethel Davis Daw. 2 Brothers, Arthur Daw & Billy Daw. 3 Sisters, Francis Faljean, Dorothy Daw & Marie Ponds. He was a self employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11am from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. David Mahan & Bro. Graden Kirksey will officiate with burial to follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, from 2-8pm & on Thursday, from 9am until the time of services at 11am. Due to Covid-19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed. We are temporarily not accepting food in our kitchen facilities.
Survivors include a Daughter, Noel (William Jr.) Dowling of Smithville. Son, Artie (Regena) Daw of Smithville. 2 Grandsons, William Dowling, III & Nickolas Daw both of Smithville. 2 Sisters, Margaret Wells & Rosalind Schroeder both of New York. 2 Brothers, James (Daria) Daw of Smyrna & George (Rita) Daw of New York. Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Great Nieces & Great Nephews also survive.
In addition to flowers, donations can be made to the Refuge Church building fund in memory of Mr. Daw.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.