William R. ‘Billy Ray’ Lassiter
BENTON — William R. “Billy Ray” Lassiter, 84, of Benton, Ky., died at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Bill worked as a welder and later a foreman for the Pennwalt Corporation where he retired after 40 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a self-employed farmer, a member of T.L. Jefferson Masonic Lodge #155 F&AM and First Christian Church.
Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Lee Smith Lassiter, whom he married on April 11, 1953; his daughter, Marla Lassiter Cates and husband Jeff of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, Erin Cates Smith and husband Jason, Shelley Cates and Tara Cates; and three great-grandchildren, Asher Smith, Sullivan Smith and Juliet Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Andy Lassiter and Mary Josphine Locker Lassiter.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at First Christian Church. Rev. Tim Polley will officiate and burial will follow in the Benton Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at First Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 2515 Main Street, Benton, Kentucky 42025.