David Lasater

David Philip Lasater, 58, born January 31, 1955 passed away suddenly Thursday August 15, 2013. A native of Colbert County, he resided in Montgomery, AL for the last 25 years. Philip graduated from Samford University. He faithfully served the citizens of Alabama as the Executive Director of the Alabama Real Estate Commission, since 1989. Philip was a past President and Board Member - Association of Real Estate License Law Officials; Trustee - Alabama Center of Real Estate; past President of the downtown Kiwanis Club; former Board Member - Montgomery Public Library Board; Lay Eucharistic Minister and Former Vestry Member at Church of The Holy Comforter.

Philip was a devoted father, son, and friend. He enjoyed the outdoors, and actively participated in hiking, kayaking, and biking. He loved the fall and the changes it brings: crisp morning air, leaves turning, a roaring fire in the fireplace, and another championship season for the Tide. He was an avid reader with a love for learning and teaching others. He loved to laugh and lived life to its fullest. Above all, Philip was a dedicated child of God believing that Christ's grace was truly sufficient for all. He lived his life sharing that grace and love through his actions with everyone he met.

Philip is survived by Carol Riley Lasater, Montgomery, AL; Two beloved children, Kathryn E. Lasater (Hayden), Atlanta, GA; P. Walker Lasater, Montgomery, AL. Parents Thomas David Lasater and Kathryn P. Lasater, one sister, Linda Isbell (Chigger) Muscle Shoals, AL; Nephew Bryant Isbell, Washington, D.C., Christopher Isbell, Muscle Shoals, AL; Niece, Julie Hargett (Christopher), Dothan, AL; great niece and nephew.

A memorial service will be held at Church of The Holy Comforter, 2911 Woodley Road, Montgomery, AL on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Bob Hennagin Officiating. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Philip's memory to the Humane Society of Montgomery, 1150 John Overton Drive, Montgomery, AL 36110 or the Capri Community Film Society, 1045 East Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2013