Estus Bruce Lassiter, Jr.

June 5, 1956 - August 2, 2022

06/05/1956 - 08/02/2022

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Saturday August 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

RALEIGH, NC – Estus Bruce Lassiter, Jr., age 66, passed away on August 2, 2022 at his home in Raleigh

Mr. Lassiter was born in Ahoskie, NC on June 5, 1956, a son of the late Estus Bruce and Lottie Matheson Lassiter. Bruce was the owner/operator of E.B. Lassiter Cedar Roofing. He was an avid NC
State Wolfpack fan and outdoorsman who enjoyed tennis, and swimming, boating and fishing on the river.

Left to cherish his memory is his brother, Gaddy Matheson Lassiter, MD and wife, Renee Marie Banaszak, MD of Alexander, NC; his sister, Paula Lassiter Botto and husband, John William Botto of Raleigh, NC.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Bruce by donating to Jim Valvano’s, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC, 27513; or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lassiter family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Ellen Marie Parker
1 year ago

Remembering your family with prayers for today and for old times sake. Life is precious

Denise Britton
1 year ago

Thoughts and prayers are with Bruce’s family at this difficult time.
Bruce and I were friends and classmates at Ridgecroft School . We were members of Ridgecroft’s first graduation class. Bruce was a great guy. Mischevious at times which left us all with many lasting memories of our youth.

Denise Britton
1 year ago

Thoughts and prayers for Bruce’s family. Bruce and I were classmates and friends at Ridgecroft School. We were members of the school’s first Graduation Class . Bruce was a great guy. He was mischievous at times which created lasting memories for all of us!

Denise Ann McClees
1 year ago

Bruce was my first “flame”…in kindergarten in Ahoskie. Bruce and I went to the same schools from k-10. It’s me practically on his back in one of photos. I wish I’d gotten to know him better then than when he was battling cancer and we texted for a while. I wish I could have seen him before he left us. Bruce, I’ll pray for you. Rest in peace!⁷

Jerry Perry
1 year ago

In looking back at the times we spent together, I’m reminded of the time we almost sank, trying to fish when the water was too rough. We got back with no fish and a boat full of water. But we were two happy fishermen to be on dry land. Our life paths took us in two different directions and I will always be thankful for the time we spent together. My prayers for the family. He will be sorely missed.

Bart Riddick
1 year ago

Gaddy and Paula,
I was so saddened to hear that Bruce passed away. He was the epitome of a cool guy back in the 70’s. Gaddy, I know Bruce was an awesome big brother! The great times at Frazier’s Crossroad will always be dear to my heart. Prayers for both of you.

Bill Magette
1 year ago

Bruce was a big part of my life for the first 22 years. We spent many hours together through school, sports and as KA brothers at NC State. His sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him. The courage he displayed the last four years while battling this dreaded disease is unmatched. With each phone call his positive attitude clearly came through.
The suffering is over and I know you have found peace my friend.

Roslyn Gay
1 year ago

I met Bruce thru a coworker when I was living in Raleigh, only to realize that he was a “homeboy” from Ahoskie, with me being from Conway. We got to know each other and enjoyed talking about people we both knew, even though we had never met before…such a small world. It was good getting to know him, and we could both enjoy talking in our “Tidewater accents” with each other, never questioning what each was saying! LOL! I know Lottie will love being reunited with you, Bruce. Fly high in the heavens!

Glynda McFadden Turner
1 year ago

I remember Bruce from Ridgecroft. He was always so cute and nice. Good basketball player as well. Prayers and love to the family. BooBoo

Sherri Randall
1 year ago

Bruce embraced life to the fullest. Enjoyed tennis and the river back in the day with the Colerain crew and loved the laugh. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.