Dr. Lasiter was born January 17, 1923, to Brinkley Bird and Minnie Bell (Cain) Lasiter in Eagle Mills, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Opal; and sisters, Helen, Idell, and Florence.
Dr. Lasiter is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bobbie Richard Lasiter; children, Lee Allen Lasiter (Janette Kensinger), Richard Scott (Linell) Lasiter, Beau Robin (Morgan) O’Brien, and Clayton Brink (Barbara) Lasiter; grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Lasiter, John (Shannon) O’Brien, James (Tonni) O’Brien and Lace (Matthew) Felcman and Kathryn (Wade) Skrobarczyk and Victoria Lasiter; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Trinity and Taryn O’Brien, Sydney O’Brien and Elizabeth, Christine and Morgan Felcman; many nieces, nephews and friends.
After serving as a Navy pilot in World War ll, Dr. Lasiter married Bobbie Richard on August 11, 1946. Dr. Lasiter attended Kilgore Junior College and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas (Houston). He and Bobbie moved to Beeville in 1952 where he started his dental practice. In 1968, he established the Dental Hygiene program at Bee County College which he directed until his retirement in 1985. In addition to his professional contributions to the City of Beeville, Dr. Lasiter was an ardent supporter of Little League baseball, past president of Kiwanis Club and a Member of the Methodist Church.
Dr. Lasiter was a beloved husband, devoted father and cherished by extended family, friends and community. We will miss him dearly, and he will always be in our hearts.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at First United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Galloway and Sons Funeral Home