James Benny Lasiter, Sr., 77, of the Barkada community in Drew County, passed away on October 8, 2016 at Chapel Woods Nursing & Rehab in Warren.
He was born December 21, 1938 and was the son of the late James Benjamin (Jim) Lasiter and Ona Sue Crick Lasiter.
He worked at Burlington Industries for 42 years, served on Drew County Quorum Court, helped form the Andrews Chapel Cemetery Association and served on the board until this year. He helped form the Barkada Water Association and served on the first board and helped start the Barkada Volunteer Fire Department. He was of the Baptist faith.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Frances Lasiter; his father and mother-in-law, Elvin Payton Doss and Lucy Frances Gaddy Doss; five brothers-in-law, D. C. Doss, Shannon Doss, Bobby Doss, Billy Doss and Shelby Doss; and two sisters-in-law, Martha Doss Mormon and Wyvonne Doss Kelly.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Doss Lasiter of Barkada; a son, James Benny Lasiter, Jr. and wife Anita of Suffolk, Virginia; a daughter, Nancy Lasiter Kozlowski and husband Chris of Little Rock; a granddaughter, Laura Anne Lasiter of Plano, Texas; two grandsons, Miles Christopher Kozlowski and Max Lasiter Kozlowski both of Little Rock; one sister-in-law, Carole Johns Rushing and husband Owen of Calmer; and a host of cousins, family and friends.
A funeral service will be held on October 11 at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to:
Andrews Chapel Cemetery Assn.
c/o Cindy Ferrell
2969 Barkada Rd.
Wilmar, AR 71675