Bobby Lee Lassiter

Published 2:14 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

WINTON, N.C. — Bobby Lee Lassiter, 68, of Winton, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2019, at his home following a short illness.

A son of Edwin Joshua “Boonie” Lassiter and Molly Kathleen Lassiter Bryant, Bobby was born on Aug. 10, 1951, in Franklin, Virginia.

Bobby spent a few years at Helen Keeling Grade School in Tuscon, Arizona, until his family moved back to the Virginia area. He graduated from Southampton High School in 1970, where he received many honors in basketball.

After school, he lived in Connersville, Indiana, with his brother-in-law and sister, William and Martha Lakes, for a few years.

Bobby served in the National Guard for two years. He worked for design and manufacturing until he felt God’s calling in his life. Bobby enrolled at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

While in college, he received recognition as a talented basketball player. Bobby also traveled with a choral group for the college, where he played guitar and sang.

After college, Bobby taught in a Christian school in Florida, where he lived for several years until he moved back to Winton. He also spent several years in assisted living for senior citizens.

Bobby had a passion for collecting marbles and Indian artifacts. He loved to travel and take cruises, where he often volunteered to entertain with his singing and guitar. He wrote a number of songs, as well as adding verses to some of the old standard church hymns.

Preceding Bobby in death were his parents; two sisters, Martha Jane Lassiter Lakes and Veronica Holly Lassiter Cooke.

Survivors include four siblings, Sylvia Ann Pope, Charles Edwards Lassiter, Billy Sunday Lassiter and Edwin Joshua Lassiter Jr. Also surviving are his uncle, Allen Wall; and aunt, Olethia Taylor. He had many nephews and nieces along with great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.

Standing by him faithfully were his caregivers and nieces and nephews including Deborah Barnes (Kenneth) and Jeremy (Cristy) Lassiter.

A gathering will take place at 807 N. King St., Winton, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at noon.