George Lawley

Obituary of George Lawley


George Bliss Lawley, 96, of Lookout Mountain, TN passed away on March 27, 2018


He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Warnick Lawley and daughter-in-law, Marcie Lawley. 


Born in Bessemer, Alabama in 1921,  George was an All-State football player in Bessemer and went on to play at the University of Alabama


George enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWII.  He piloted B-24 bombers until he was shot down over Germany in 1945.  He was a POW until he was re-united with his family when the war ended. His hobbies included oil-painting, sailing, gardening, woodworking, and watching college football and wrestling. For over 30 years he served as the shift foreman at Dupont.

He is survived by his son, George (Andrea)  Lawley, Jr. and his daughter Mary (Richard) Stechman, along with grandchildren Anne (Roger) Gehrke, Rob (Kate) Lawley, Jeff (Carrie)  Lawley, Amy (Brad) Curtis and Mary (Craig) McKenzie, and several great-grandchildren Andrea Lawley, Peyton Lawley, Addison Lawley, Kody Roddy, Lukas Roddy, Kami Roddy, Lily Curtis, Audrey Curtis, Lucy Curtis, Evelyn Curtis, Gavin McKenzie, Brady McKenzie and Nolan McKenzie.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00pm at Wann Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.


Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home and Cremation Center4000 Tennessee AvenueChattanoogaTN 37409  (423) 821-7551.  Please share your memories, stories and photos at