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Louis Johnson Lain

Mr. Louis Johnson Lain age 96 of the Beckwith Community in Mt. Juliet passed away June 24, 2018. Born in Wilson County, February 21, 1922, he was the son of the late Sam and Vera Johnson Lain.  He was a life-long carpenter and builder.  He was a faithful member of Beckwith Missionary Baptist Church since 1955 where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.  He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-nine years, Geneva Vance Lain; two brothers:  Robert and Harry Lain; sister, May Stewart.

He is survived by two daughters: Lois Jean (Eddie) Tomlinson, Linda Lain (Dr. Wayne) Johnson; four grandchildren:  Eld. Danny (Shelia) Tomlinson, Tammie (Ray) Griffin, Ashlie Johnson Gallaher, Dr. Rick (Melissa) Johnson; ten great-grandchildren:  Heather (Chris) Brakefield, Maritime Enforcement Special First Class Chad (Kristin) Childers, Lain Tomlinson, Lacey (James III) Tiencken, Grace, AnnaBelle, and Lofton Gallaher, Jordyn, Isaiah, and Evie Johnson; five great-great-grandchildren:  Delaney Waugh, Cayden, Kaley, and Kylie Childers and Hunter Brakefield.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Eld. Danny Tomlinson, Bro. Lain Tomlinson and Dr. Rick Johnson officiating. Interment – Barton’s Creek Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers:  Ray Griffin, Rick Johnson, Lain Tomlinson, Chris Brakefield, James Tiencken III, Chad Childers, Lofton Gallaher;  Honorary Pallbearers:  Beckwith Baptist Church.  Special Thanks to Hearthside Assisted Living, Lebanon Health and Rehab, HomeInsted Senior Care, Linda Flippen, Dr. Scott Major, Dr. Demeka Kilgore, Nurses and Techs Tri-Star Summit Hospital.  Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beckwith Missionary Baptist Church, 3730 E. Division St./Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME , in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Cheryl Foster says:
    I’m so sorry! I enjoyed Mr. Lain so much. He was faithful to drive his motor chair around the Hearthside circle many times on a nice day
    . I was out cutting a watermelon on 2 or 3 of those days. I would share a large piece of cold watermelon with him. He enjoyed it so much. He loved watching the builders frame one of the villas. He’d sit for hours and watch them put in many nails. He was probably reminiscing of his building days.
    I missed him when he left Hearthside and got to go see him three times at Lebanon Rehab.
    I will really miss him. He seemed like a fine man, the short time I knew him.
  2. James E. Varallo says:

    Deborah and I are so sorry for your loss and even more so that we couldn’t be with you and Wayne today … Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    All our Love
    Jim & Deb Varallo

  3. David and Lora Coleman says:
    Linda, We are thinking of you and Wayne today and keeping you and your family in our prayers!
  4. Betty Kelley says:
    Mr. Lain was a joy for me to know while he was at Hearthside. I would kid around with him all the time about being the community sheriff. He would ride all around the community and keep an eye on things. I loved his smile and his laugh so much. I will miss him dearly. My prayers go out to the family.