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William Jerry Laster

February 26, 1936 — April 17, 2022

Jerry Laster entered his heavenly home from Jackson-Madison County General Hospital on April 17, 2022, at the age of 86 surrounded by his loving family.

A native of Crockett County, TN, he was born on February 26, 1936, the son of the late Roy and Ernestine McClaren Laster. He was married to Marcia Willodean Criss Laster, who preceded him in death in 2011. Jerry was a diligent worker and entrepreneur from an early age, purchasing his first service station at the age of seventeen. During his career he would own and operate a Texaco service station and later a Sinclair service station. Jerry later pursued other venues, including owning and operating a successful Backhoe and Dozer Service, all while farming cotton and soybeans.

He would light up a room with his contagious smile and laughter and always had plenty of hugs for anyone there. Jerry never met a stranger and would do what he could to help others in need. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Jerry truly lived every day for the purpose of doing God’s work spreading joy and love everywhere he went.

Jerry is survived by his two daughters, Gwenn Philyaw of Alamo, TN and Deena Kail (Scott) of Gadsden, TN; son, Lanny Willis (Michelle) of Brentwood, TN; two brothers, Gene Laster (Judy) of Bells, TN and James Laster (Teresa) of Charlotte, TN; sister-in-law, Sarah Laster of Humboldt, TN; three grandchildren, Betsy Hamilton (Ryan), Laura Beth Kail and Anna Grace Willis, and one great-granddaughter, Rylee Kate Hamilton.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Laster and Alfred Laster, and sister, Drucilla McDaniel.

SERVICES: A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 22, 2022, at Oakview Memorial Park, 3285 Highway 412, Alamo, TN, with his brothers, Gene Laster and James Laster officiating.

The family will be receiving friends Friday, April 22, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Oakview Memorial Park and following the service for a fellowship meal at 3:30 PM at Faith Community Church, 1528 Presbyterian Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343.

The family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, c/o The Foundation, 74 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305 or online at , or to Faith Community Church, 1528 Presbyterian Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343.

Online condolences to the family may be made to .

Memorial contributions can be made here:

Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. university Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305
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Friday, April 22, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Oakview Memorial Park

, Humboldt, TN 38343

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