Obituary of Calvin Edward Vess ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Calvin Edward Vess, 84, of Old Fort passed away Saturday November 15, 2008 at his residence. He was born in McDowell County to the late Eskimo and Estelle Patterson Vess. He was self-employed as a carpenter. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of the VFW. He attended Cox’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, James and Ollis Vess.
He is survived by his wife Ruby Vess of the home; five children, Judy Noblitt and husband Paul, Glenda Thomas and husband Jerry, both of Fort Myers, FL, Chuck Vess and wife Cheryl of Marion, Stanley Vess and wife Cathy of Old Fort, Stewart Vess and wife Gina of Durham; three brothers, Harold Vess, Floyd Vess and wife Georgie, Lloyd Vess and wife Wilma, and one sister Virginia Sword and husband “Shorty,” all of Old Fort; five grandchildren, Mark Thomas, Michelle Vess, Kristy Tabisula, Shannon Vess and Kristin Higgins; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday November 17, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Davistown Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends 30 minutes prior to the graveside service at the cemetery. Kirksey Funeral Home, Old Fort will be assisting the family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 19, 2008 Volume 14 # 46