Oliver P. Lasley, 58, an official of the D.C. Department of Human Resources, died of cardiac arrest Friday at his Mitchellville, Md., home.
Mr. Lasley joined Human Resources in the early 1970s. At the time of his death, he was chief of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.
He had been president of the District of Columbia Rehabilitation Association and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Association.
Mr. Lasley was born in Adair County, Ky. He earned a bachelor's degree at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, N.C., and a master's degree in education at the University of Maryland.
He served in the Army for 20 years before retiring with the rank of chief warrant officer in 1962. Two years later he moved to Washington and worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and supervisor at St. Elizabeths Hospital before joining Human Resources.
Mr. Lasley was a deacon of the First Baptish Church of Highland Park in Landover. He also had been president of the Ardmore Civic Association.
Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmina P., of the home; a daughter, Corlis P., of Washington; a son, Oliver P. Jr., of Los Angeles; a sister, Martha Dennie, and a brother, Cecil, both of Hodgenville, Ky.; and two other brothers, Rev. Amos, of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Omega, of Los Angeles.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the building fund of the First Baptist Church of Highland Park. CAPTION: Picture, OLIVER P. LASLEY