Mr. Robert Edward Lassiter, Sr. 79, died Thursday, July 16, 2009 at the Laurels of Chatham following an extended period of declining health.
A native of Robbins, Mr. Lassiter was born April 15, 1930 to W.C. Lassiter, Sr. and Desma Ballard Lassiter. In 1969, Mr. Lassiter relocated to Pittsboro, where he became owner / operator of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church, and the Victor Johnson Men’s Sunday School class.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Benson Lassiter; son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Beth Lassiter of Sanford; a daughter, Rhonda L. Perry of Concord, NH; his sister, Dixie L. Lewis of Robbins; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Jimmie Lassiter of Robbins,
Harold and Carolyn Lassiter and Carlton and Betty Lassiter, all of Lillington; grandchildren, Emily Perry Allberg and her husband Erik, Robbie Perry, Sam Lassiter and Abby Lassiter; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Lassiter was preceded in death by his son Robert Edward “Bobby” Lassiter, Jr. in 1969.
The funeral service for Mr. Robert Lassiter will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 20, 2009 from Pittsboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Tripp Harmon presiding. Graveside rites will be held at 3:00 pm Monday at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday evening from 6 – 8 pm at Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Griffin Chapel, in Pittsboro.
Please direct memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association of Eastern North Carolina, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, Select “Obituaries”.
Arrangements for Mr. Lassiter are under the care of Hall – Wynne, Griffin Chapel in Pittsboro.