01/31/08 — RALPH E. SASSER

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FREMONT -- Ralph E. Sasser, 69, of 762 Davis Mill Road, passed away Wednesday morning at his residence.

Funeral services will be held tonight at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont. Dr. Robert Langley will officiate. Graveside services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.

Mr. Sasser was born in Wilson County on May 25, 1938, to Lafayette and Sallie Collins Sasser. He was formerly employed with Swift Company and the owner and operator of Sasser Garage for over 32 years in Fremont.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Bradshaw Sasser; one son, Jeffery Sasser and his wife, Lynn, of Pikeville; one daughter, Celeste Forehand and her husband, Randy, of Pikeville; three sisters, Faye Davis and her husband, Wiley, of Black Creek, Rachel Kelly and her husband, Glenn, of Wilson, Agnes Cunningham and her husband, Harvey, of Glady's, Va.; and five grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sasser was preceded in death by one sister; three brothers and one half-brother.

The family will receive friends following the funeral service this evening at Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont and other times at the residence.


Published in Obituaries on January 31, 2008 2:26 PM