Loren Ray Lemasters, 80, of Pittsburg, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 8:05 am at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Loren was born September 6, 1940 in Creal Springs, the son of Floyd and Cynthia (Lamphere) Lemasters. He married Barbara Jean Buckner on April 16, 1971 in Murphysboro and together they shared over 38 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on December 5, 2009.
Loren retired as a truck driver for Norge. He was a proud United States Veteran.
Survivors include his:
Son – Loren R. Lemasters, Jr. of Johnston City
Daughter – Dana F. Farris of West Frankfort
Daughter – Brenda K. Crofford of West Frankfort
Son – Brian F. Zappa and wife Oona of Harrisburg
Daughter – Angela L. Poland and husband John of Pittsburg
Son – Bob H. Zappa and wife Leslie of West Frankfort
Son – John A. Zappa of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Several Great Grandchildren
Brother – Clive Lemasters of Creal Springs
Sister – Ina Phillips of Creal Springs
Brother – Clifford Lemasters of Creal Springs
Brother – Gene Lemasters of Marion
Many nieces and nephews
Preceded by his Parents, Wife – Barbara, Granddaughter – A.J. Zappa
Graveside services will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1 pm at County Line Cemetery in Creal Springs with Rev. John Howat officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.