William Emmett Vass, 93, of Fancy Gap, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Trinity Mission of Hillsville. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Emily and John Collins of Hillsville; granddaughters and spouses, Tracy and Matt Koski of Marysville, OH and Susan and Darin Byrd of Galax; and great grandchildren, Brittany Byrd, Dylan Koski, Noah William Koski, and Nathan Koski.
Mr. Vass was born in Carroll County to the late Peter L. and Sarah Inez Mitchell Vass. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Uldine Ethel (Dina) Vass and a brother, Horace Glade Vass.
Mr. Vass proudly served in the US Army during WWII. He was a Corporal in the 741st Tank Battalion.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel at 2:00 PM with Rev. Wendell Horton and Pastor David Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Webb-Skyview Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Hillsville V.F.W. Post 1115. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:30 until 2:00 PM prior to the funeral service. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.