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Arthur Wills Lavidge

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“An amazing man to work for. He gave me my first job as a photographer and I will always be grateful. The heart of a teacher and a voice like thunder....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Dennis Gregg - St. Petersburg, FL

2 of 9 | Posted by: Dennis Gregg - St.Petersburg, FL

“Ron and I just got back into town and learned of your father's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Peggy Turner - Knoxville, TN

“Very privileged to have worked for him many years ago. He hired the greatest people to work with. He was a kind friend and teacher. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Longmire - Knoxville, TN

“Dear Townes,you know we loved all the moments with him during the trip in Hungary. He was such a kind gentleman. We share in your loss. RC&IWC Members ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Erzsebet Pak - Mateszalka

“Sending love and light, prayers for peace and comfort, and deep appreciation for a hardworking, creative wunderkind who taught us so much. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Napier-Sewell - Knoxville, TN

“I learned more about advertising/marketing and business from Art Lavidge than any other person in my career. What an incredible life he lived and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Traci Topham - Knoxville, TN

“A great man, and a life well lived. We share in your loss. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Sherman & Pati Johnson - MD

“Dear Townes and Family,We are sorry for your loss, but join you in celebrating his life so, so well lived! He was an inspiration to so many. ...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Kathryn & Breese Johnson - TN

Arthur passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Arthur was a resident of Tennessee at the time of passing.

Born in 1920, he was a Chicago native and 1942 graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where he was a Rector Scholar, a member of Delta Upsilon, and captain of the football and baseball teams.

In WWII he served as an officer in the Navy Air Corps as an instructor of flight instructors.

A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. with the Very Reverend John C. Ross officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Cathedral, 413 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902.