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Monday, May 12, 2008

Rollin A. Lasseter III 1939 - 2008

November 6, 1939 – May 12, 2008

Passed away at his home in Granger, IN is Dr. Rollin A. Lasseter. Born in Nashville, TN, he attended Montgomery Bell Academy and graduated from Vanderbilt University. He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to graduate school. At Vanderbilt he led his team for three contests on national television’s popular “College Bowl.” In 1969 he received his Ph.D in English from Yale University. He was named “Teacher of the Year” twice at the University of Kentucky, was invited to direct the Honors Program there and eventually joined the English faculty at North Carolina State University, where he was given tenure. He taught at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, as well as Trinity School at Greenlawn and the University of Dallas, TX. After retiring he shaped the Catholic Schools Textbook Project as director, editor and primary writer. He died on the morning of May 12, 2008 surrounded by family and loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Davis Lasseter of Indianapolis, IN, as well as his sisters Nancy L. Wolgast of Leesburg, FL, and Gertrude Patch of Lexington, KY; children, John, William, Ruth Katherine, Austin, Benjamin, and Helen. He is also remembered as a grandfather to 8 grandchildren Margaret, Rollin, and William jr; Helen, Edward, Teresa, and Samuel; and Sarah.
McGann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be given to the Catholic Schools Textbook Project, POB 4638, Ventura, CA 93007.

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