DREW - William E. LaMastus, Jr, age 75, of Drew, MS died on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at his home. He was born on December 25, 1937 to William and Cecelia (Gandy) LaMastus, Sr. in Leflore County, MS . He married Arlas Dickson on July 29, 1962 in Tippo, MS. Mr. LaMastus grew up on the farm in the Drew area, was a graduate of Drew High School in 1955 and Ole Miss with a degree in Business Administration. He was a farmer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, Delta State and Ole Miss Athletics. He turned his love of sports into a business when he opened the Batters Box in Greenville, MS. Mr. LaMastus was a well accomplished musician, playing multiple instruments fluently. He had an extensive collection of instruments of which he used to entertain the elderly at different venues as well as the Tuesday Night Pickers in Cleveland He enjoyed playing both country and gospel music. Mr. LaMastus was formerly in the Drew Methodist Church Choir and the Barber Shop Quartet. Pug, as he was known to his close friends and family, enjoyed going on "adventures" on the farm and spending time with his family. When the boys were growing up he was happy to coach several of their baseball teams. Mr. LaMastus will be missed by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Arlas Dickson LaMastus.
Visitation will be held Saturday March 23, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend J. C. Hubbard will officiate the service.
He is survived by 3 Sons, William Edward LaMastus III of Bella Vista, AR. and Alan and wife (Chrissy) LaMastus of Cleveland, MS. and Trent and wife (Jennifer) LaMastus of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Casey and husband (Gary) Carr of Franklin, TN. Brother Steve LaMastus of Springdale , AR. 8 grandchildren: William Edward LaMastus IV of Springdale, AR, S. Trent, Jr., William Tucker and MaryCelia Megan LaMastus all of Cleveland, MS, Camille, Lily, Reagan, and Will Carr all of Franklin, TN .Honorary pallbearers are the Tuesday Night Pickers.
Memorials may be made to the Sunny Seniors at 107 S. Victoria Cleveland, MS or the Tuesday Night Pickers c/o Mary Turner 513 Frederick Dr. Cleveland, MS 38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.