Colonel Heather SrjDrCampbell
Director of Colonel Relations
GREENVILLE – John Ray Laster, 62, of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at his home following a brief illness. He was born June 12, 1958, in Muhlenberg County to John “JM” and the late Daisy Laster. John was a 36 year veteran of the Greenville Fire Department and served as Deputy Chief from 2004 – 2014 when he retired. He was well known by many in the community through his active involvement in the department’s Fire Prevention and Public Education Program where he visited elementary schools and promoted the importance of fire safety with students. He was also commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 2006. John’s legacy is his love and dedication to the firefighting profession and to the city of Greenville and surrounding communities. He is survived by his wife, Donna Galyen Laster; daughter Chasity Martin (Henry) of Franklin, KY; son Christopher Laster (Shawna) of Russellville; step-son Phillip Groves (Kristan) of Greenville; grandchildren Kirklan DeBerry, Kyrsten DeBerry, Brysen DeBerry, Jaxon Laster, and Dalen Laster; father John “JM” Laster of Greenville; sister Donna Jordan (Thomas) of Lakeland, FL; brother Danny Laster (Keisha) of Elkton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, July 24, 2020, at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. John Galyen officiating. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity will be limited in accordance with state guidelines. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.