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(June 29, 1922 – March 16, 2015)
Time, Day, Date: 11 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2015
Place: St Lukes United Methodist Church Lubbock
Officiating: Rev Don Kinder
Disposition: Resthaven Lubbock
Robert L. Tie Lasater, 92 of Stephenville, and formally of Lubbock, passed away, Monday, March 16, 2015. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Lacy Funeral Home in Stephenville; Friday, March 20, 2015, visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at St. Lukes United Methodist Church 3708 45th St. Lubbock, with services to follow at 11 A.M. at the Church. Interment to be at the Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock. Tie was born on June 29, 1922 in Fannin Co. TX near Bailey to Harry and Della (Sudderth) Lasater. He moved to Idalou at an early age with his family where he was raised. He met and married Billie Fugate of Idalou in Lubbock on June 6, 1942. Billie preceded him in death in 1991. He later married his sister in law Jessie Fugate and she preceded him in death in 2005. Tie was a superintendent for Anthony Mechanical in Lubbock where he was employed for over 40 years. He specialized in mechanical construction of large industrial heating and cooling systems that included Texas Tech University, Methodist/Covenant Hospital, Army/Air Force bases, among others. Tie was a veteran of World War II and served as a crew chief in the Army Air Corp, flying the B-25 Mitchel. He was honored by being selected to participate in the South Plains Inaugural Honor Flight Program with fellow veterans representing Lubbock and the South Plains to Washington D.C. in 2012 in laying wreaths at the War Memorials military style. Tie was actively involved in church at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lubbock for many years where he served as Chairman of the Board, chairman of numerous committees, and oversight for church expansion and construction. He later served as board member and volunteer for the Shalom Ministry at Asbury. He later attended St. Lukes Methodist Church in Lubbock prior to his relocation to Stephenville in December, 2012. Tie loved to travel and had visited 48 states, most all Canadian Provinces, and numerous European countries. He spent the past 2 years living with his son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Donna, in Stephenville, on a small family farm. He spent the past year raising 4 Angus heifers and lived to see all four produce fine young calves this winter.
Tie is survived by son, Russ and wife Donna Lasater of Stephenville and daughter Jo Lasater of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren including Tie and wife Karah of Keller, and Boone, Sage, and Senna, all of Stephenville; great-grandchildren, Keagan and Londyn Lasater; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Harry and Della Lasater, Tie was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Ola Lasater; siblings; Hack Lasater, Virgil Lasater, Gene Lasater, J.C. Lasater, Dora Wood, Eula Crawford, and Hattie Tipton.
Memorials may be made to St. Lukes United Methodist Church, The American Cancer Society, any Meals on Wheels, or any charitable organization of choice.