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James (Butch) Lasseter

April 4, 1943 July 11, 2022
James (Butch) Lasseter
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James Franklin “Butch” Lasseter was born in Savannah, Georgia, April 4, 1943, and passed away unexpectantly at his home in Quincy, FL on July 11, 2022. He grew up in Albany, GA and moved to Tallahassee his senior year where he attended Leon High and met Sharon, the love of his life. Upon completion of high school Butch joined the Marine Corps in 1962 and was a member of the Marine Reserves for 7 years. Butch was a proud US Marines his entire life, always wearing his Marine hat and shirt and shaking the hand of any service member he met.
Butch and Sharon were married in Tallahassee, FL April 25, 1964, where they lived for 10 years before moving to Quincy. Butch worked for Trailways/Greyhound Bus Company for 17 years where he was a mechanic and later manager. He then worked for the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station for 10 years. After his 2nd retirement, Butch had his own lawn service business. He loved making the world a more beautiful place.
Butch was a loving husband, father and friend who loved nature and being outdoors. Feeding the birds and turtles was a favorite pastime along with hanging with his buddies at Soapstone Camp. He loved flowers and was always sharing pictures of his yard and plants with family and friends. You couldn’t help but smile when you saw Butch driving down the road with his dog Ace sitting in the front seat of the truck.
Butch was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon. He loved his church and took pleasure in keeping the grounds at Old Philadelphia Presbyterian Church maintained.
Not only was he a great husband, father and friend, he was a great man. He was kindhearted, caring and considerate. His warm personality and smile touched so many lives. It wasn’t hard to be Butch’s friend.
Butch was predeceased by his parents, Alton Lasseter, Austin and Eunice Smith and his brother, Don Lasseter.
Butch was married to Sharon for 58 years. They have 1 daughter, Lynn (Morris) Prater of Palmetto, FL. He is also survived by his sister, Jeanette Starr and her family of Villa Rica, GA, 2 granddaughters, Amie Gilchrist of Cary NC, Devon (James) Rusert of Atlanta, GA, 4 great grandchildren, Sydney, Michael, Eli and Lucas who knew him fondly as “Papa Butch,” and many nieces and nephews.
The service will be held Wednesday, July 13th at 10 am graveside at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Following the service, the family invites you to join them at First Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall for a light lunch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 306 N Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351, Robert F. Munroe School, 28424 Blue Star Hwy, Havana, Fl 32333 or Gadsden Art Center, 13 N Madison St, Quincy, FL 32351.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., is assisting the family with arrangements.
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