Lawrence Paul “Larry” Lasson

Published 11:02 am Monday, September 26, 2011

COMO –  Lawrence Paul “Larry” Lasson, 59, passed away September 23, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Larry was born in Steubenville, Ohio and was predeceased by his father, Steve Vince Lasson, and a sister, Stephanie J. Lasson.

Larry attended the Air Force Academy and was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he earned both his bachelors and masters degree in music.  Larry was a former violinist for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and while in Nashville did studio work for various recording artists. He was a former music professor at Old Dominion University. In recent years he was most instrumental in supporting Judy in her  business as an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics and with the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce with his expert photography and computer skills.

Left to cherish his memory is his fiancé, Judy Matthews Hachey of Como; his mother, Jane M. Lasson of Steubenville, OH; a sister, Susan L. Shalton (Steve) of Winter Springs, FL; a niece, Heather Hansen; two great-nieces, Abigail and Caitlin Hansen, all of Virginia Beach, VA; his goddaughter, Haley E. Drake, numerous cousins, friends and his aunt, Katie Gill, of Wierton, W.Va.

Judy would like to thank Sarah Worrell, Kaye and Timmy Drake, Jimmy Drake and Jean Matthews as well as the many other friends for their continued love and support during Larry’s illness.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, VA with the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011 and suggests memorials be made to Barnes United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce.

Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, VA, is handling the arrangements.