In Loving Memory…

Danny W. Lassiter

Danny Wayne Lassiter, 70, of Sedalia, died on June 9, 2019, at Bothwell Regional Health Center after fighting a strong battle with heart disease.

Danny was born in Durham, N.C. to Randle L. and Irene Honeycutt Lassiter on July 3, 1948.

Danny received a degree in Criminal Justice from Elon University in Elon, N.C. and in 1971 he was employed by the Sedalia Police Department as a patrolman. In 1975 Danny was employed by La Monte, MO, as the Chief of Police. In 1979, Danny became employed by the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department as a road patrolman. Danny was promoted to detective in 1982 and in 1983 he was promoted to Chief Deputy. He loved his work at the Sheriff’s Department where he received much training that included assault, death, arson, firearms and larceny investigation, among other training and job duties.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents as well as brothers, Billy, Bobby, and Zebedee; and sisters, Catherine Bissett, Ruby Lee Harrison, and Joyce Lockamy.

Surviving in addition to his wife, V. Jean (Jeanie) Lassiter are his two sons, Randle Lassiter, of Cary, N.C. and Danny Lassiter, Jr.; brother, Eugene Lassiter of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters, Shirley Holloman, of Selma, N.C. and Carolyn DePriest, of Smithfield, N.C.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Danny will be cremated and there will be no funeral services per his wishes.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family!

  2. Jewell Deuschle

    So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Danny see you in Heaven.

  3. Bonnie Lassiter

    Beautiful tribute to Danny. Zebedee was so proud of all his accomplishments. The long talks they had together always made his day. Our loss can only be softened knowing they are suffering no more. My prayer are with you and family.
    Bonnie Lassiter

  4. Rest In Peace Uncle Danny

  5. Danny was the youngest of ten children. There were five girls and five boys. Rest In Peace Danny and May you see your mother in heaven!

  6. Richard Schlobohm

    I’m sorry for your loss Danny was a good person and friend my prayers go out to every one

  7. To the Lassiter family, I am so sorry to know that Danny is no longer with us. I worked with Danny at the Sheriffs Department for nearly ten years. We became close friends, and I knew his older son Randle. Danny & I transported prisoners on numerous occasions. We had to transport a prisoner from Bozeman, Montana, & consequently got stuck there in a horrible snow storm. I loved Danny Lassiter, but he would push my buttons , & took great pride in doing so at every opportunity! He was a very good officer however, and I took pride in working with & knowing him. We lost touch when both of us left the Sheriffs department, but I will never forget him. Linda ( Lefevers) Coats, Sedalia, Mo.

  8. Kathy and Ken Viers and family.

    I am so sorry for your loss.May he Rest In Peace in Gods loving arms and suffering no more.

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