Raymond Lassiter 1937-2019
Raymond A. Lassiter, 81, Valley Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at FW Huston Medical Center Hospital at Winchester.
He was born Nov. 2, 1937, at Valley Falls, the son of Arthur Julian and Merle Arlene Housh Lassiter. He lived in the Valley Falls community his entire life and graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1955.
Mr. Lassiter had served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He farmed for many years west of Valley Falls. He was a mechanic at Foley Service Station and Zwygart Chevrolet, both in Valley Falls, and at Clark Chevrolet in Holton. He later owned his own auto repair shop, Lassiter’s Repair, in Valley Falls.
He served as an elder and Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church in Valley Falls.
He married Kay E. Coleman on Dec. 5, 1959, at Valley Falls. She died June 16, 2012.
Survivors include three children, Lee Lassiter and wife Rhonda, Topeka, Janet Walbert and husband James, Lenexa, and Kenneth Lassiter and wife Amy, West Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a brother, Jackie Lassiter, Valley Falls; a sister, Connie Bernasek and husband Gary, Valley Falls; and eight nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.
Memorial contributions may be made to FW Huston Medical Center Hospital, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.