The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 16, 2013

Obituaries Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2012


Carl Eugene Vass

Carl Eugene Vass, 83, of Rhodell, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Born Nov. 21, 1929, he was a son of the late William and Mary Vass.

Carl enjoyed fishing and working with his hands and making things. He was employed as a laborer for the railroad for 29 years. He attended the Rhodell Church of God.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his brothers, William “Junior,” Denzil; sister, Mamie McGuffin; son, William Joseph Vass.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving  wife of 63 years, Frances Vass of Rhodell; son, Carl Eugene Vass II  and wife Nancy of Elyria, Ohio, Dewayne Vass and fiancée Dana Deskins of Princeton; daughter, Melissa Vass of Rhodell; grandson, Carl J. Vass of Elyria, Ohio; sisters, Margie Leatherman of S.C. and Carolyn Nicholas of Oak Hill; and his beloved dog, Gracie.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Gary Eskins officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Following the services he will be laid to rest  at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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