P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Ben Lasiter
June 17, 1944 - June 22, 2022

Ben Lasiter

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Ben Lasiter, age 78 of Wilmar, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022, enjoying his last ride on a favorite pass time - riding his four-wheeler around the front field. He was born June 17, 1944, in Wilmar, Arkansas to the late Howard Benjamin and Mary Johns Lasiter.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 624. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years whom he married on July 14, 1964, and remained by her side until her last breath, Peggy Calhoun Lasiter; one son, Dewayne Lasiter; and two brothers, Marvin and Charles Lasiter.
Ben's expertise as a pipeline side-boom operator was unmatched. The challenges of working in extreme temperatures and conditions were normal for Ben. He encountered these conditions as he worked on the slopes of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System during the 70's, as well as the pipeline across the United States. These abilities he possessed always enabled him to provide for his family. He was proud of his homeplace on Green Hill New Hope Road where he raised his four kids. On this homeplace, Ben loved his garden, raising cattle, cutting hay, and training catahoulia dogs. He also had a few goats and rabbits. Other hobbies of his included hog and squirrel hunting and feeding his fish where he trained them to come to the sound of his four-wheeler.
Back in the day, men were taught to be strong, stoical, not to express vulnerability, encouraged to express pain without complaining, be in control, self-reliant, handle any situation and to overcome any challenge without fear. Dad lived those words until his last breath. If you would ask him how he was doing or feeling, his answer lately would be, ''I'm not doing 100[%] but I am good!''
Survivors include one daughter, Tina Lasiter Hillyard of Fayetteville; two sons, Dusty Lasiter of Wilmar, Michael Joe & Shawn Lasiter of Monticello; two sisters, Linda Derryberry (Tommy); Irma James (Alvin), one brother, Tim Lasiter (Teacy), five grandchildren Dewayne Norrell, Nikolas Hillyard, Dustin Lasiter, Madison Lasiter, and Noah Hillyard; and seven great grandchildren, Cecily, Tandyn, Kyler, Bentley, Adalay, Jaxx, and Axel.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. There will be a visitation Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. You can sign Ben's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Sunday, June 26, 2022
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Monday, June 27, 2022
at 10:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Andrews Chapel Cemetery
Barkada Rd.
Wilmar, AR  71675
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  1. Jessica & Danny Atwood
    Michael Jo & Shawn,
    We are praying for y'all and the family! We love y'all!! If y'all need anything let us know!!
  2. Larry & Gail Hammil
    Irma, so sorry for the loss of your brother. Prayers for you and your family.
  3. Janie Kulbeth
    Prayers for your family,comfort in coming days.
  4. Mary Doss Lasiter
    Dear Family please accept my deepest sympathy. Ben was always so nice any time I was around him. The last time I remember seeing him was in Walmart. I asked how he was doing and he said "Ah, just in here picking up some medacine." I know he is enjoying visiting with family and being with Peggy again.
  5. Kimberly Crick
    My prayers to all the family.
  6. Brandy Lasiter
    My condolences to the family and prayers that peace be within everyone of y'all through this hard time prayers for this family and Dusty 🙏
  7. Mike and Susie Strickland
    Tina, Dusty,Michael
    We want ya to know Ben and Peggy were the best neighbors a person could ever have. When Mike would be gone on pipeline and I would be bushhog , I would see Ben go up and down road 2 or 3 to times making sure I hadn’t fell off the bush hog. Ben and Peggy both was always there if you needed them. The best people ever. He will always be missed. Mike and Susie strickland
  8. Wanda Reaves
    My condolences to the Lasiter, Derryberry, James and Johns families. May your memories of Ben help in the days ahead.
  9. Mike Young
    There will never be another like Ben him and my Daddy were the best of friends.
  10. Carole (Johns) Rushing
    Irma, Linda, Dusty and the Lasiter family, I was so very sorry to read of your great loss. The last time I saw Ben I knew he wasn't well and I have prayed for him. I always loved him. He was just Ben any time I saw him. I pray that the Lord will grace all of you with peace, comfort and strength to carry you through this loss. Remember others share your sorrow with you. I love you all.
  11. Leon Hood
    To the family of Ben; "Sorry for your loss" Leon Hood, Ashdown, AR
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