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Gordon Wheeler Lasiter
December 27, 1937 – July 21, 2019
Gordon Obit
Gordon W. Lasiter, 81, of Manteca, CA peacefully passed away on July 21, 2019, just 84 days after the love of his life, Mary had gone to be with Jesus.  
   Gordon served in the US Navy from 1959-1963, worked in the banking industry and then in 1976 opened Lasiter Insurance Agency, where he and Mary worked side by side for over 25 years.
   He is survived by his children, Lori and Rick Kellum, Janice and Tom Mitchell, Gordon D. Lasiter and Karyn and John Johnson.  His nine grandchildren, Amber (Kevin) Guerrero, Micah (Kristen) Kellum, Mark (Ashleigh) Reynolds, Jessica (Ryan) Powers, Bethany (Vincent) Nardi, Josephine Lasiter, Amanda Johnson, Emily Johnson and Juliann Johnson and seven great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Liam Kellum, Samuel and soon to be twin babies Guerrero, Hunter and Sienna Powers, Isabella and Gaetano Nardi.  Gordon is also survived by a loving
sister-in-law, Donna Perry.
   Gordon loved spending time with his family boating, barbequing and playing games.  He and Mary spent the first few years of their retirement traveling around the United States in their RV and even made a trip to her families’ home country of Italy.  He was known for his roaring voice and resounding laugh, colossal character, charisma and his stubbornness, he was very stubborn.  An adjective to describe Gordon is BIG, he laughed big, his anger was big, and he committed big.  Gordon was all in.  He did everything with his whole heart.  As Gordon’s Parkinsonian Syndrome progressed, he was forced to slowly give up the things he loved,  RVing, boating, lake living and playing games.  His memory began to fade, along with his larger than life personality until he finally went to be with the Lord and the love of his life Mary.
   A celebration of life service will be held on August 11, at the Chapel in O’Connor Woods, 3110 Wagner Heights Road, Stockton, CA,  95209 at 1:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family of Gordo and Mary Lasiter request donations to be made to or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation , then type in Lasiter.   An online Guest Book is available for condolences at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, July 26, 2019