Ernest "Ernie" N. Lasley, 59, of Owensville passed away Friday, August
15, 2008 at his home in
Owensville. He was born August 15, 1949 in Princeton, IN a son of the late Fred and Lois Scott Lasley.
Ernest Noble Lasley, better known as
"Ernie" served in the U.S. Army, the Army Reserve, and the Indiana
National Guard from 1969 to 1989. He served 18 months in Vietnam from April 1970 to November 1971. He was awarded a
bronze star for Heroism while serving the 1st Cavalry Division during the
Cambodian invasion in May 1970. He was an adjutant for the American Legion Post
51, Jr. Vice Commander of the V.F.W. Post 1147, and GibsonCounty coordinator of cemetery restoration. He was retired
from the Patoka Township Fire department as captain and former chief. He was
also a former firefighter of the Princeton Fire Department and the Owensville
Fire Department. He was a member of the Indiana Volunteer Fire Department
Association and the White River Hazelton Fire Department. He was a certified
instructor teaching classes in several of the volunteer fire departments. He
worked at the Tri State Speedway and loved dirt track racing. During his free
time, he loved genealogy and restoration of old cemeteries. He completely
restored the MarshCreekCemetery. He also loved teaching classes on repairing of
He was a hard worker and loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved
to watch the grandchildren while playing sports. He was loved and will be
missed by all his family. He dearly loved his dog, Misty.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Cooper Lasley; one
son Rodney "Scott" Lasley and wife Paula of
Princeton; one daughter Kimberly Lasley of Mt. Carmel, IL. He is also survived by six grandchildren,
Christopher, Ryan, and AlysaLasley,
Kayley Wilkerson, Dakota and Kayce
Hutton. One brother, Robert "Bob" Lasley
and wife Dee of Princeton; three sisters, Janet and husband Gary Taylor of
Indianapolis; Judy and husband Danny Cundiff of
Oklahoma; and Carol Jean and husband John Bajzath of
Oakland City, IN and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lois (Scott) Lasley, one infant brother Fred Jr., one brother, Donnie Lasley; one sister Linda Lasley
Moore and one half sister, Mary Ellen Lasley.
Services will be held on Wednesday,
August 20, 2008 at the Colvin
Funeral Home, Princeton, IN with the Rev. Bart Newton officiating. Interment will
be in the Columbia "White" ChurchCemetery, Princeton, IN with full military rites by Owensville American
Legion Post 51 and the Princeton V.F.W. 1147. Friends may visit from 4 until on Tuesday at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.
Pallbearers will be Scott Lasley, Christopher Lasley, Ryan Lasley, Gary Taylor,
Kenny Dillon, Roy Lee Hensley and Dakota Hutton.