Claude E. Lassiter Jr.

Published 1:45 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016

SUFFOLK — Claude Elmer Lassiter Jr., 77, passed away on May 25, 2016, in Sentara Obici Hospital.

A native of Nansemond County, he was a son of the late Claude and Ruby Jones Lassiter, and was predeceased by his wife, Brenda Keech Lassiter, and a brother, Robert Lassiter.

Mr. Lassiter was retired from American Sheet Metal Company, and was a former Virginia National Guardsman and a former member of the Holland Hunt Club.

Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Dana L. Kinsey (Bobby) of Suffolk, and Donna L. Calimlim (Nelson) of Burke; two sons, Keith Lassiter (Suzzie) of Windsor, and Kevin Lassiter (Lisa) of Suffolk; two sisters, Onella Lassiter and Katherine Cutchins (Rochelle), all of Franklin; one brother, Glenn Lassiter of Suffolk; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday May 28, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. James H. Hyatt Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., and suggests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.