Alfred Clinton Lasher, 81, of Cameron, formerly of Marshall, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Gibson Funeral Home in King City. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the funeral home. Military graveside services and inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to Hammer Memorial United Methodist Church in King City in care of Gibson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 552, King City MO 64463.
Born May 14, 1922, near Jamesport, he was the son of the late Guy Leslie and Etta May Martin Lasher. On June 4, 1944, in Kansas City, he married Lucille Lenetta Brown, who survives of the home. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army from July 1940 to July 4, 1945. He was in the 17th Infantry division during World War II, serving three years in the Alluetian Islands. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and received the Bronze Star. He was a mail carrier in Kansas City for 15 years and went into law enforcement, serving on the Raytown Police Department before accepting the position of chief of police in Marshall in 1965. From 1967 to 1975, he worked for Commercial Dry Cleaning Equipment Company as an area sales and service manager. He returned to Missouri in 1975 and worked in security for Farmland Industries before retiring in 1984.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Chris Maginness and husband Mike of Independence and Cyndi Blache and husband Mike of Orange Park, Fla.; two sons, A.C. Lasher Jr. and wife Connie of King City and Ted W. Lasher and wife Julie of Howell, Mich.; one sister, Hazel Lasher of Ocala, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Lasher.
Additional information provided per family recompense.