The Rev. James William Vessels, 88, of Elizabethtown, died on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Loretta Vessels and Beulah Vessels; parents, Ozzy and Eleanor French Vessels; three brothers, Ozzy Jr., Billy and Dutch Vessels; and three sisters, Stella Keplinger, Lucy Reassor and Viola Burton.
He is survived by three sons, Kenny Vessels, Randy Vessels and Roman Trujillo; two daughters, Martha Joyce Butticci and Bobbie Ann Clenney; one sister, Barbara Thomas; two brothers, Charles Cotton Vessels and Sid Vessels; and 28 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Open Door Assembly Church with burial in Gospel Kingdom Campground Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Pioneer News on Jan. 30, 2013