Silas Lassiter

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 28, 2008

Silas Marion Lassiter, 87, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie. He had been preceded in death by his grandson, Jeremy Shroats, and parents, Silas F. and Jessie Helen Lassiter.

A native of Northampton County, he was a farmer and was, also, retired after 35 years of service as a Technical Representative with several Agro-Chemical Companies. He was a lifelong member of Conway United Methodist Church having been involved in all areas of church service including Lay Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, and various church Boards, was on the Board of Directors for First Citizens Bank, Board of Directors for Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Northampton County Board of Education, was a Town of Conway Commissioner and was one of the founding members of University Health Systems Hospice in Ahoskie. Also, he was a member of the Conway Ruritan Club, a Master Mason in Pendleton Masonic Lodge No. 418, and while attending Atlantic Christian College was a star basketball player, later, to be inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame in October of 1998, and he was a proud World War II Army Air Corp Veteran serving in the South Pacific Theater. His greatest remembrance will be as a caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Anne Holloman Lassiter of their home; one son, Joe Lassiter and his wife, Kathy, of Kill Devil Hills; one daughter, Judy L. Shroats and her husband, Dave, of Lillington; four grandchildren, Ian Lassiter, Emily Lassiter, Evan Miller, and Lauren Shroats Taylor; two great grandchildren, Aiden and Avery Taylor; and one sister, Helen Louise Lassiter of Conway.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 11:00 A.M. in Conway United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Hill and Rev. John Butson presiding and with special comments by Rev. C.B. Owens. Burial will follow in the Town of Conway Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 P.M. and have requested the anyone wishing to share a memorial gift, please to so to University Health Systems Hospice, P.O. box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910.