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
. 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.
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