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Bobby J. Lassiter

CANTONMENT, Fla. – Bobby J. Lassiter, 75, of Cantonment, Fla. died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at his home surrounded by his wife of 56 years and all of their children.

He was retired from Southern Bell Telephone Co. after 30 years and was born Jan. 2, 1935 in McCullough to the late Chester and Lucille Wall Lassiter. He loved to fish, hunt and farm, and was an honest hardworking man that loved his family. He was proud to be a 32nd degree mason and he served in the Army National Guard.

A brother, Charles Lassiter, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Lassiter; two sons, Darrell (Mary) Lassiter and Gerald (Nora) Lassiter; four daughters, Patricia (Mark) Lockridge, Sheila (Frank) Champion, Sandra (Alan) Milstead and Cindy Ard; a sister, Cubie Dean Brooks; two brothers, Douglas Lassiter and Woodrow Lassiter; two very special sisters-in-law, Louise Lassiter and Elizabeth Lassiter; 20 grandchildren, Bobby, Brett, Samantha, Amanda, Gail, T.J., Kelly, Michael, Krista, Brandon, Richard, Brad, Aaron, Travis, Waylon, Eric, Jeff, Mary, Matthew and Clara; 15 great grandchildren and numerous family and friends.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from Johnson-Quimby

Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Perkins officiating. Interment will follow in McCullough Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday evening, July 19, 2010 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Missy and all of the nurses and staff at Covenant Hospice for the wonderful dedication and care they gave to their husband and father.