Jimmy Lamar Sasser

March 4, 2024

Jimmy Lamar Sasser passed away suddenly at his home in Pensacola, Florida on February 29, 2024 at the age of 80. He was born on May 29, 1943 in Chipley, Florida as the middle child of S.T. and Beckie Lee Parker Sasser. Jimmy grew up in Chipley and Pensacola and enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball in high school.

At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and faithfully served for 21 years until he retired in 1982 as MSG 05G5H Signal Security Specialist. Jimmy served 4 tours of duty in various stations in Germany and 3 tours at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. After retiring, he continued to work serving his country via Civil Service as the assistant athletic director at both NAS and Corry Station in Pensacola until he retired in 2004.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents S.T. and Beckie Lee Parker Sasser, and brother Dennis Wayne Sasser.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary “Carole” Sasser; daughters, Lisa (John) English of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Angela M. Sasser of Pensacola, Florida; son, Lance (Shannon) Sasser of Panama City Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Ashley L. Spencer, Brooke (Chase) Whitworth and Parker Nelson; great-grandchildren, India Jade Whitworth, Richard Chase “Little Man” Whitworth Jr., and Remi Rose Whitworth; and brother, Roy Sasser of West Lafayette, Indiana.

Jimmy never met a stranger. He was well known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed watching his Alabama Crimson Tide football team playing every fall and loved playing poker with his pals year-round at the Pensacola Greyhound Poker Room earning the nickname “Luck Box”.

His life motto was “Winners never quit and quitters never win”

He will be greatly missed by all those whom knew him. RIP

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 12:00 PM, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Visitation will be one hour prior at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements.


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