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Ira Lawrence Sasser

June 4, 1932 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Ira L. Sasser of the McIntosh Community, Lawrence to his friends and family, passed away on June 2, 2022, just two days short of his 90th birthday. His passing was due to complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Born to Ira Harvey Sasser and Eloise Joiner in Rocky Ford, GA in 1932, Lawrence would become many things over his long life. He was a soldier in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Airman First Class (Buck Sergeant), and he was stationed in both Iwo Jima, Japan and Laredo, Texas. During his time in the military, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the UN Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. After his stint in the military, Lawrence would go on to join the United States civil service, where he would serve as the head of the plumbing shop at Fort Stewart, just outside of Hinesville, GA. Aside from that, Lawrence was also a chicken farmer, he sold produce like peaches and watermelons at his own roadside stand, he raised and sold millions of catfish “fingerlings” all over the Southeast (he was the first to do so in Georgia), he was a real estate owner and developer, and was the owner and operator of Sasser’s Trailer Park in McIntosh, Georgia.

Lawrence was an avid fisherman and deer hunter, and he eagerly passed his love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. The one thing he loved to do more than any other, however, was work. Of all that could be said of him, the most true would be that he was never afraid to roll his sleeves up and get the job done, whether it was getting up at dawn to bush hog his land with his tractor, or crawling underneath a trailer to pull and refit busted pipes in the middle of a freezing-cold night. Lawrence was never one to pawn the job off on someone else. He did it himself, and he always made sure that the problem was solved by the time he was done. He could occasionally be a hard man on the business side of things, but if you ever came to him in need, Lawrence was as giving as it gets, whether by the coins in his pocket or the labor of his hands.

Lawrence was married to Betty Lucille (Winskie) Sasser for 53 years before her passing in 2012, and they had two children- Janice Sasser Meier of Cumming, GA, and Larry Dean Sasser of Hinesville, Georgia, who acted as a live-in caregiver for his father for the last years of his life. He is also survived by Janice’s children: Aaron Meier and his wife Michelle of Shelby, NC, Kris Meier of Quincy, IL, and Victoria Smith and her husband Lee of Atlanta, GA, as well as Larry’s wife, Morgan Elektra Sasser and his brother, Cecil T. “Tommy” Christopher, Jr. and his wife, Sherry. His loss will be mourned by countless friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and his younger brother, James Orvis Sasser.

The funeral will be held at noon on June 11, 2022 at Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home in Hinesville, at 1822 East Oglethorpe Highway. A visitation with family members is set for 11:00 AM at the same location. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Pooler will follow the service where military honors will be rendered.

Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 11, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home Chapel
1822 East Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home Chapel
1822 East Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313

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