Thomas Terrell Lasley
August 12, 1940 – August 1, 2018
Thomas Terrell Lasley, 77, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
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Thomas Terrell Lasley
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October 2, 2018
Terrell, I'm at a loss for words my friend. I never got a chance to say goodbye or to thank you for all the life lessons you taught me. I reflect on our conversations often, especially in group settings with colleagues, which almost always ends with laughter. You sincerely brought joy to so many around you and taught me personally to not sweat the small stuff. You're deeply missed and I hope to see you again one day.
September 20, 2018
It is with great sadness that I learned of Terrell's passing. He added an intellectual flare to the Phillips 66 workplace which I have greatly missed. His enthusiasm for books and for history made conversations with him a great delight. His antidotes enlivened many a tedious staff meeting and we all learned from his willingness to share. I hope that wherever he is now, he is surrounded by books and discourse. He is missed.
September 17, 2018
I worked with Terrell at Phillips 66 and really enjoyed our conversations about books, obscure British authors who were famous in the 1920's, WWII, current events - you name it and Terrell had an unique perspective and books to recommend along with it. He was the ultimate "character" in the very best sort of way! I also liked hearing about his escapades with his grandson, Milo, who he adored. On a humorous note, I was always tickled to hear about him riding around in his giant Suburban with smelly landscape mulch in the back that he forgot to unload so it stayed in his vehicle for quite some time.
Terrell will be deeply missed and I would like to share my deepest sympathies with his family.
September 7, 2018
I was deeply saddened to learn of Terrell's passing, and offer my sincere condolences to his family.
Terrell and I worked together in the legal department at Phillips 66. He sat a few offices away from mine, but he would stop by to chat. Often, we would discuss some book that he was reading. I knew that I had to study up to keep up my end of the discussion. Before he retired for good, he gave me a particular book that we had been discussing. He had underlined points that interested him and made notes in the margins. He didn't just read; he was an active reader.
Terrell would also talk about his family. His office was adorned with pictures of his family. He would talk about his wife, his sons, and his grandson Milo, who was just a little younger than my own son. He even talked about his elderly aunt. I felt like I knew the clan, even though I never met them.
Terrell was a character. He was opinionated. He was funny. He is missed.
August 31, 2018
My condolences to the Lasley family. Terrell calling me or stopping by my desk to say hello was always a bright spot in my day as there was no such thing as just saying hello. Our conversations would typically detour into the latest book he was reading or some obscure topic that Terrell had vast knowledge about. I learned a lot from our talks and will cherish the memories.