Jimmy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Lassetter and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Dyer, all of Newnan.
His parents were previous owners of Lassetter Transport, Coweta Gas Co., Troup County Gas Co., and Meriwether County Gas Company. Jimmy began working with his Daddy at 12 years of age in May of 1979 and would continue for over 35 years. Jimmy would eventually open Lassetter Propane LLC. in Cedartown. Jimmy was a member and deacon at Unity Baptist Church and worked extensively on the new worship center and adjoining facilities.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Lori Lassetter of Newnan; sons, Devin Buren Lassetter (Holly) of Newnan and Thomas Dyer Lassetter (Ashley); daughter, Lindsay Lorraine Lassetter, all of Newnan; sister, Daphne Lassetter Eskew (Kenneth) of Newnan; grandchildren, Addyson and Ayla Lassetter; father-in-law, James A. Griffeth (Bernice) of LaGrange; mother-in-law, Linda Marsh Hughes of Newnan; brothers-in-law, Hugh Griffeth (Sherrie) of Manchester, Al Griffeth (Renee) of McEwen, Tenn., Jeremy Hughes of Newnan, Denny Ray Thomas (Marla) of LaGrange and Russell Stapp (Koren) of LaGrange; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at 3 p.m., at Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Flemming, Pastor Danny Wilson, and Dr. Phil Pilgrim officiating. Remains will be placed at the church at 2 p.m. Pallbearers for the service will be Rickey Payton, Jack Lassetter, Joey Lyle, Doug Chanel, Jeff Duncan, and Al Griffeth. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Eskew, Denny Ray Thomas and Cary Jackson. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Unity Baptist Church today, Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or the family has requested memorial contribution to Unity Baptist Church, 311 Smokey Road, Newnan, GA 30263.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan