February 7, 2023, 88, Goldsboro –
Lonnie Delano Rast, 88, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on May 23, 1934, to the late John and Effie Rast. Lonnie was married for 64 years to the late Mildred C. Rast. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Malcolm Rudolph Rast, Sr., Robert Lee Rast, Fulton Konia Rast, Mildred Olivia Rast Thomas, and Dorothy (Dollie) Ziegler Rast Brant.
Lonnie proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired after 20 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant. His valor and skill were recognized with numerous decorations.
Following retirement from the Air Force, Lonnie began working as a supervisor with AP Parts in Goldsboro where he also retired after 20 years of service. Lonnie had many hobbies but his love for woodworking allowed him the opportunity to open Lonnie’s Woodcraft Shop in Goldsboro. This work always made him happy as he loved being busy with his hands.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Travis Smith officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
Lonnie is survived by his children, Shari Smith and husband Jeff of Pikeville, Larry Rast and wife Debbie of Goldsboro, and Susan Brock and husband Steve of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Stephanie Sauls (Michael), Chris Smith (Christine Heath), Matthew Rast (Trudi), Robert Rast, and Camille Stocks; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Sauls, Bryleigh Sauls, Lainey Sauls, Maci Rast, Kase Rast, Garrett Stocks, and Tucker Stocks.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to
Community Home Care and Hospice
2309 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.