Funeral services for Robby Lasater, age 85 of Fort Worth, formerly of Mount Vernon, were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Saginaw. Burial was in the Dido Cemetery.
He and his twin brother, Bobby, were born Dec. 21, 1925, on the Granny Lasater farm in the Avondale community. He attended school at the Avondale and Dido schools and graduated from Haslet High School. After graduation, Bobby went into the military and when Robby couldn’t pass the physical, he went to work in the defense industry and later opened a two-pump gas station in Haslet.
In 1952, he became an early pioneer in the highway transportation of mail for the U.S. Postal Service, hauling mail from Fort Worth to Ennis in a pickup truck. In 1954, he moved to Houston to expand his business. During the following years, he took on many partners who later went on to become successful in their own businesses. He retired in the late 1970s to become a full-time rancher and investor and in the early 90s returned to Fort Worth to be with his family.
He died Sunday, Nov. 27. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hattie Louise Lasater; a grandson, Troy Case Lasater, his parents, and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Leota Lasater; his children and their spouses, Brenda G. and Frank Doss and Charles and Buffy Lasater; his brothers, Bobby Lasater and Terry Lasater; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Forester; his sisters, Betty Young and Susie Isbell; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.