Lawrence Douglas Lassiter

Published 10:36 am Friday, July 18, 2014

Lawrence Douglas Lassiter, 70, of Atmore, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Mobile.

He was born in Atmore, on Aug. 28, 1943, to the late Chester and Lucille Wall Lassiter. He was a farmer, owner and operator of Lassiter Trucking Company and was a retired Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician from International Paper Company with 35 years of service.

He was a Past Master of the Huxford Lodge #779 and a 32nd Degree Mason and an avid Alabama fan.

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Those who preceded him in death include his parents and siblings, Cubie Dean Cook, Charles Lassiter and Bobby Lassiter.

He is survived by his children, Tim Lassiter of Nokomis, Roxanne (David) Martinie of Uriah and Rocky (Troy) Smith of Creola; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a special companion, “Reece.”

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Willie Oglesby officiating. Burial followed in McCullough Cemetery with Masonic Honors.

Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Brown McInnis, Roy Lynch, Wayne Fischer, Charlie Gibson, Larry Young and Trey Hayles. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Lassiter and Chandler Smith.

Flowers will be accepted but donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.