Services Monday for Veteran Knoxville Lawyer

Longtime Knoxville attorney John B. Rayson died yesterday at the age of 79. Mr. Rayson graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 1958, where he was a member of The Tennessee Law Review. He joined the firm Kramer Rayson in 1959 and focused his practice primarily in the area of employment and labor law. For many years he served as vice-chancellor (legal counsel) for the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee. He was a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, served as president of the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society and was a past president of Legal Aid of East Tennessee. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 4 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Dr. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Ascension or Legal Aid of East Tennessee.