OBITUARY: Stacy Iverson Lawson


Stacy Iverson Lawson of Lebanon, TN passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, just shy of his 70th birthday.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe Lawson, Sr. and Nannie Mae (Ledford) Lawson, and brother James Monroe Lawson, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years Teresa “Terri” Bramblett Lawson, daughter Ryan Kathleen Lawson, sons Corey Wayne (Claressa) Lawson and Samuel Monroe Lawson, sister Kathleen (Mickey) Sparkman, sister-in-law Joan Ziegler Lawson, three grandchildren, and a multitude of loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, extended family, and friends.

Born in Cookeville, TN and raised in nearby Sparta, TN, Stacy was a preacher’s son whose faith in God was ever-present throughout his life. As a child, he enjoyed baseball, swimming, bike-riding, scouting, and his dogs. His parents instilled values of kindness, honesty, faith, and family first, and Stacy never strayed from those values.

Stacy met his wife Terri at MTSU, and they married on May 30, 1986 at Two Rivers Mansion in Nashville, TN, moving to Lebanon shortly thereafter to raise their family. Stacy was a career IT professional, working in banking (Commerce Union – Bank of America) and healthcare, retiring from HCA.

Stacy was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, while also frequently attending The Risen Church. He generously volunteered his time and talents for various causes around Middle Tennessee, including helping to build Don Fox Community Park in Lebanon.

Stacy was creative and passionate on whatever he chose to focus, especially music. He learned to play guitar as an adult and became a singer/songwriter while remaining committed to his day job.

He was a fantastic storyteller with a quick wit. His Americana-flavored songs often shared themes of family, faith, love, simple times, and simple pleasures. He gathered a following performing at songwriter rounds and music venues in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. He loved singing and playing in church and jamming with friends. He became skilled in audio recording, photography, and videography, creating works for his own and others’ art.

Stacy was kind, friendly, and caring. He never met a stranger and often went out of his way to help others. He had unending positivity and loved his family, his friends, his pets, and life in general. Stacy loved to travel, especially visiting the Fla. Gulf Coast. He enjoyed cooking, pickup trucks, classic muscle cars, yardwork, the Tennessee Vols, and Christmas. He loved us completely and unconditionally, and we are better people for knowing and loving him.

Special thanks to Stacy’s doctors and nurses, notably the entire team at Tennessee Oncology.

Visitation begins at 1 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Partlow Funeral Chapel (602 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, TN). Stacy’s Celebration of Life Service begins at 2:30 pm with a reception and music jam immediately following. Musicians, please bring your instruments.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements. 615-444-7007 |


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