MITCHELL – Billy Jack Lashlee, 68, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at his residence.
Born October 10, 1953, in Malvern, Arkansas, he was the son of Billie Benson “Red” and Virginia Lee (Burton) Lashlee. He married Kimberly Louise (Hart) Smoot October 15, 2013.
Jack retired from Naval Weapons Support Center — Crane. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1971 and was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Indiana National Guard. Jack was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post No. 250 and a past director of the Legion Riders. He was a former member of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. and La-Or-Ma Shrine Club.
Jack loved his family, dogs, and riding his motorcycle. He was an avid reader and enjoyed golf and rodeos. Jack was well known for his red beans and rice.
Surviving: wife, Kimberly Lashlee of Mitchell
children, Kristina Marie (Rusty) Sears of Mitchell
Kyle Benson (Jody) Lashlee of Franklin
step children, Scott (Mindy) Smoot of Mitchell
Stephanie Jones of Scottsburg
grandchildren, Jackie Sears, Alexandra (Shannon) Jones, Chase Sears, Tevin
Lashlee, Dayson Lashlee, Preston Lashlee, Owen Smoot, Willy
Smoot and Gunner McNabb
brother, Bob Burton Lashlee of Kokomo
His parents and infant sister, Della Sue Lashlee, preceded him in death.
Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.
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