Steve Laws, who served as national commander of the Sons of The American Legion in 2002-03, died Nov. 5 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C.
PNC Ronald F. Conley said it was “sad news” to hear of Laws’ passing, because Laws “was a young, vibrant guy.”
“He never let (having a prosthetic leg) hinder him getting out and meeting and greeting people,” Conley said. “He was always pleasant and kind and courteous, and he believed in this organization, the American Legion Family. He supported the Auxiliary along with The American Legion and it was a great honor having him serve with me as national commander of the Sons of The American Legion.”
Laws was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Caldwell County, N.C. In addition to his role as SAL national commander, he served as president of Newton-Conover Jaycees, vice president of N.C. Jaycees, and was a member of Hickory Elks Lodge. He was a member of Squadron 48 in Hickory.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; daughters, Angie Laws and Annette Wilson; brothers, Larry, Terry, Buddy, Randy, and Jerrell Laws; sisters, Linda Bentley and Kathy McCord; and four grandchildren.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family will hold a private memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the Hickory Elks Lodge Backpack Program, 356 Main Ave., NW, Hickory, NC 28601.
Laws’ full obituary is available here.