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1947 Jerry 2021

Jerry Bailey Lassiter

August 8, 1947 — January 18, 2021

Jerry Bailey Lassiter, 73, of Dexter, Kentucky, died Monday, January 18, 2021, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born on August 8, 1947, in Calloway County, Kentucky, to John Thomas Lassiter, Sr., and Anna Mae (Bailey) Lassiter.

A retired truck driver, "Jerry B." cannot be adequately remembered without thinking about bird dogs, field trials, saddle horses, horse shows, coon dogs, hunting of all kinds, Remington 870 pump 12-gauge shotguns, his CB handle "Snake Eyes", old pickup trucks, 18-wheelers, jon boats, Evinrude motors, catfish, black Angus cattle, Hampshire hogs, Massey Ferguson tractors, baling hay, really big gardens, camping tents, Weber pot grills, hard work, and a deep love for his family more often demonstrated by actions than expressed in words.

He was a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard during the Vietnam War era, most notably being activated to duty with his unit in Memphis, Tennessee, to maintain peace after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in April 1968.

He was a faithful member and former song leader of Independence United Methodist Church, where his wife Patricia accompanied him as the long-time church pianist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John Thomas "Tommy" Lassiter, Jr.; and his brother-in-law, Kenneth "Kenny" Paul Collins.

Mr. Lassiter is survived by his wife, Patricia Gayle (Jones) Lassiter, who he married on November 18, 1966, at Independence United Methodist Church; two sons, Jody Alan Lassiter (Kelley) Lassiter and Jared Thomas (Liz) Lassiter; six grandchildren, Jacob Patrick Lassiter, Julian Pierce Lassiter, Alana Margaret Lassiter, Eden Frances Lassiter, Slayden Riley Leslie, and McKenzie Dawn-Marie Lassiter; a brother, Jimmy Don (Cindy) Lassiter; a sister, Pamela Kay Collins; three nieces, Tiffany Ann (Greg) Linville, Heather Renae (Brett) Armstrong, Jessica Dawn Lassiter; and one nephew, Matthew Paul (Taylor) Collins.

A private graveside service at McDaniel Cemetery will be planned for a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Lassiter's memory to maintenance of the Independence United Methodist Church or the McDaniel Cemetery Fund, either of which may be sent in care of Mrs. Pam Collins, 267 Meadow Green Circle, Murray KY 42071.

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The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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