67 year old Billy Roy Lassiter of the Wayside Community of McMinnville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville of a brief illness. He was born in Chattanooga and founded Lassiter's Auto Repair & Sales, Inc. in 1967. Lassiter was also a member of Friendship The Baptist Church, Warren Masonic Lodge No. 125, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner.. Lassiter was preceded in death by his parents Alton and Reba Simerly Lassiter, a son Jeff Lassiter, and a sister Nancy Allen.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years Treva Jean Jordan Lassiter, son and daughter-in-law Jodie and Jennifer Lassiter, daughter-in-law Tina Lassiter all of McMinnville. Grandchildren Lane, EmiLee, Annie, Anabel, and Alondra Lassiter. Step-grandchildren Erika and Allen Betschart. A brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Debbie Lassiter of Zipper Hills, Florida. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law Reverend Gerald (Coy) and wife Olene Jordan. Sisters-in-law Margaret, Ofallon, Claudia, and Betty Jordan, and Helen Jordan Smith. Special sisters Edrie Byars, and Maiverine and Hannah Romans, and special friends Dalton Fletcher and Jamie Todd.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Gerald (Coy) Jordan, Anthony Pelham, and Darrell Cantrell will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. A Masonic service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home by Warren Masonic Lodge # 125. The Lassiter Family will receive friends on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.. until 9:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.