Vess, Bill Jr. (2009)

Obituary of Bill Vess, Jr ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Bill Vess, Jr., age 52 of Marion passed away Tuesday March 24, 2009 at Memorial Mission Hospital. A native of McDowell County Bill was born June 24, 1956 and is a son of William Louis Vess, Sr. of Marion and the late Shirley Lee Wellborn.

Surviving Mr. Vess in addition to his father are two children: Jamie Clark and Khristal Blankenship of Morganton; five grandchildren, Maci, Connor, Raja, Ana and Madden; brother David Vess of Marion and sister Sandy Wainscott of Marion.

A memorial service will be held Friday March 27 2009 at 4:00 pm in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Barry Gouge officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3:00 – 4:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Louis Vess, Sr. 36 Pleasant Hill Road Marion, NC 28752. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 25, 2008 Volume 15 # 12