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Second Baptist Church
Saturday August 14th, 2021

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Jerry "Jabo" Laster

Jerry Fred “Jabo” Laster


Jerry Fred “Jabo” Laster, 76, of 275 Pilgrim Circle, and husband of Phyllis White Laster, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021, at his home.

Born in Woodruff, he was a son of the late Bob and Annie Mae Gwinn Laster.  Mr. Laster worked for Grinnell Fire Protection and later retired from International Fire Protection, having been an active member of the Local Union 669.  A member of Laurens Second Baptist Church, he loved the “lake life.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Kelly Greene (Mike) of Roswell, GA, Robert Laster (Jennifer) of Cummings, GA, Brad Gaines (Tracie) of Sharpsburg, GA, and Bear Duncan (Angie) of Sharpsburg, GA; grandchildren, Sydney and Ryan Laster, Nathan and Kaylee Gaines, and Phoebe Duncan; sister, Judy Laster (Lindsey W. Edwards, Jr.) of Woodruff; sisters-in-law, Vickie Rich Augusto of Hampton, GA and Kay Adcock (Greg) of Social Circle, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by:  brothers, Don Laster, John Wayne Laster, Larry Laster, and Kent Laster; and sisters, Betty Strange and Loretta Stutts.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Second Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. J.D. Shiflet with burial in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Woodruff.

The family will receive friends at Second Baptist Church one hour before the service.

The family will be at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 416 Fleming St. Laurens, SC 29360, or to Crescent Hospice, 305 W. Beltline Blvd., Anderson, SC 29625.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com

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Ken and I send our thoughts and prayers to the Laster family at this time of sadness and loss.

Carol A Gertz Aug 11 2021 12:00 AM

Phyllis. Gearline and I are sorry to hear of Jerrys passing. He is in a better place and not suffering anymore. You really took care of him for a long time. God bless. If we can do anything for you, please let us know. God bless. Gerald and Gearline Abercrombie

Gerald Abercrmbie Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM

Johnny and I are so very sorry for your loss,thinking of you .

Carolyn Diprimio Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM

Phyllis and family, I am sprry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace during this time

Sandra Laws Aug 9 2021 12:00 AM

I didn't mean to misspell sorry.

Sandra Laws Aug 9 2021 12:00 AM