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William Fleming LAW Jr.


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William Fleming LAW Jr. Obituary
LAW, Jr., William Fleming William Fleming Law, Jr., age 80, died September 17, 2017 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was born in Augusta, GA on October 31, 1936, the son of the late William Fleming Law and Caroline Brown Law. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Joan May Law and his sister, Amy Law Banks. He graduated from Georgia Tech, served in the U.S. Army, and then began his real estate career in 1961 with Adair Realty and Loan Company. He joined Cauble & Company in 1970, now known as Colliers International- Atlanta, and served as President for twenty-four years becoming chairman in 1995. He served on numerous local and national real estate and civic boards, and chaired the Boards of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Study Hall and the Alliance for Christian Media. He was a two-time recipient of the Alvin Cates Award from the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors for Outstanding Transactions, one with partner, Bob Allen. He was also a recipient in 2014 of the Carter Mathis award from the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Realtors for community service. He was the founding member of the Georgia Chapter of the Society and Industrial Realtors and received the Father Austin Ford award from The Study Hall. Bill was an avid tennis player with an appreciation for the outdoors, having climbed six mountains ranging from 13,700 Feet to 19,000 feet in the U.S., Mexico and Africa. In his honor, Colliers International- Atlanta funded the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house in 2016, in cooperation with Families First and Haverty's Furniture Company. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Law Raley of Evergreen, CO and her husband, Zak, and their four children, Savanna May Raley, Sheridan Odessa Raley, Sawyer Ann Raley and Soren Tyr Raley; his son, Philip Fleming Law of Atlanta, GA and his wife, Laura Saffer Law and their two children, Katherine O'Brien Law and William Fleming Law, II. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, September 22, 2017 at The Cathedral of St. Philip, with a reception afterward in Child Hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Families First, 80 Joseph Lowery Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30314; The Study Hall, P.O. Box 6717, Atlanta, GA 30315; or to the Alliance for Christian Media, 2715 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2017
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