James Virgil Lasseter, 94, of Spring Hill, Kansas, formerly of Olathe, Kansas, died Saturday, August 12, 2017. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 South Webster, Spring Hill, KS 66083, (913) 592-2244. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Monday, August 14, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Overland Park, KS with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Hospice Care or Boy Scouts Troop #86 of Olathe. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
James was born in Columbia, Louisiana to James Decatur and Gladys Lea (Ray) Lasseter. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, and retired in 1962 as a Chief Petty Officer. In 1979, James earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Pittsburg State University in Vocational-Technical Education. He worked for the Bendix Corp., KCMO and taught electronics at the Kansas City Area Vocational-Technical School. He was previously active in Boy Scouts and was active in the local amateur (Ham) radio community - N0QMB. James was a certified Johnson County ECS weather spotter. He was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 50 years, Lillian; daughter, Donna and sons, Richard and Jerry and three siblings. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Joyce; sons, James and Dean; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren