Jesse Claud Lassiter 1939-2022


Jesse Claud Lassiter of Mineola opened his eyes in heaven on March 13, 2022.

J.C. was born in Tyler to the late Jacob C. Lassiter and Lessie (Harris) Lassiter. He was a 1957 graduate of Tyler High School. J.C. joined the Navy and was honorably discharged after nearly 40 years of service in 1999. He was a bookkeeper for many years working for State Farm, Collins Clothing Store and kept the books for the Wood County Airport. J.C. was a member and served as the treasurer for Rosehill Baptist Church in Mineola.

Mr. Lassiter was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Avis Leavitt. J.C. is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Anita (Caffey) Lassiter; son, Kevin Lassiter; and grandsons, Duncan Lassiter and Seamos Lassiter.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 16 in the chapel of Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola at 1 p.m. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Bro. Bobby Tucker officiating. Interment was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.