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John Laster

December 5, 1943 - May 13, 2021

John Laster, 77, of Hampton Virginia, after bravely battling multiple illnesses, passed away May 13, 2021 with his family by his side. John was born to the late James “Henry” and Katie Laster (Williamson) on December 5, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia. John had to set aside formal education to support his mother and siblings when his father passed in 1957, starting off as gas station attendant and later working at Newport News shipyard. His true passion was servicing appliances, eventually owning, and running his own business “Appliance Specialists” until he retired in 2018. He met the love of his life, Linda (Sholar), in 1962, they married in 1964 and lived together in Hampton, Virginia for 56 years, until Linda’s passing in October of 2020. John is survived by his four children Kathy Croy, of Virginia Beach, Sheila Burslie, of Chesapeake, Sandra Jerue, of Norfolk, John Michael Laster of Hampton; his 12 Grandchildren Brian, Matthew, Christopher, Brandon, Bradley, Brittney, Michael, William, Amanda, Conner, Kirstynn and Tyler; and his 6 Great Grandchildren Brandy, Brynn, Kaylynn, Lucas, Kaydence and Cameron. John loved outdoor life, especially camping and gatherings with his family and friends. Many Sunday’s, he and Linda would hop in the car and drive to see the mountains along Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. John worked hard his entire life and there was not an appliance he could not fix (except that junk from Korea). He was a loyal son, devoted husband, and caring father, who always put the needs of his family ahead of his own. John will be terribly missed by his family and friends; do not mourn his passing, for he is now once again holding hands with his beloved wife Linda, for all of eternity. Viewing to be held on Saturday, May 22nd 12:30-2:30 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Rd Newport News and followed by a graveside service at 3:00 in Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd, Newport News.

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Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home – Riverside Chapel

7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Peninsula Memorial Park

12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606

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