John N. Lemasters
Vero Beach, Florida
John N. Lemasters, III of Vero Beach, FL, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the age of 81. John was born August 3, 1933, in Akron, OH to the late Helen (nee Crosby) and John N. Lemasters II. He grew up in the Ocala, FL area where he attended high school. He went on to graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958. During the Korean War, he served in the Army as an instructor.
John's professional career spanned over 40 years, in which he was President and CEO of Contel in Atlanta, GA, and Computer Products in Boca Raton, FL. Before that he was Vice President of Harris Corp. in Melbourne, FL, where he started the Satellite Communications Division. After retirement, he served on the board of several communication companies.
He was an active member of Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach where he played clarinet in the church orchestra. His hobbies included golf and piloting his airplane. In later years, he traded his airplane cockpit for his home flight simulator.
Survivors include son, Craig Lemasters (Dr. Laurel) of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Lindi Lewis (Jan Lawrence) of Oakton, VA; grandchildren, Will and Drew Lewis, and Steven, Kerry Anna, David and Corrie Lemasters; brother, Steve Lemasters (Aloma); step-mother Shelby Lemasters; and four nieces.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Christ By The Sea Music Ministry, 3755 Highway A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963. A memorial service celebrating John's life will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach. A reception will follow.
Arrangements entrusted to Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Aug. 23, 2014