He was a member of the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy. He retired following 38 years of service from the Denver and Rio Grande Railway as a railroad switchman. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Aaron and Eva Poyner Lashlee; sister, Hazel Stepp; and brother, Clarence Lashlee.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Lashlee of Old Fort; daughters: Virginia Howard and husband, Jerry, of Old Fort, and Barbara Lashlee of Cleveland; son, Ted Lashlee and wife, Carolyn, of Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers: Edwin Lashlee and wife, Emma, of Salt Lake City, and Joe Lashlee and wife, Lee, of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren: Roger Howard and wife, Suzanne, of Old Fort, Vanessa Wood and husband, Michael, of Clinton, Annette Thompson of Salt Lake City, Lorri Mosley and husband, James, of Cleveland, Nancy Woodard of Cleveland, Darrin Lashlee and wife, Kimberly, of Caldwell, Idaho, Nathan Lashlee and wife, Laurie, of Wasilla, Alaska and John Lashlee and wife, Emily, of Salt lake City; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Brian Sutton officiating.
Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service.
The family request that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you send a message of condolence and view the Lashlee family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.