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Services for Tommy Ray Vass, 75, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends and family from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Vass passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at a Shawnee hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1941, in Seminole to Thurman D and Lela P. Wood Vass. He graduated from Shawnee High School.
He married Lanie Carol Shipman Feb. 13, 1961, in Shawnee. Mr. Vass was employed with Sun Oil Co. as a mechanic until his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ada.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; a daughter, Janie Snyder and her husband, Ronnie, of Ada; a son, Tommy R. Vass Jr. and his wife, Joni, of Ada; his mother, Lela Vass of Seminole; four grandchildren, Ronnie D. Snyder of Ada, Trevin Vass and wife, Anna, of Ada, Summer Synder of Ada and Taran Williams and husband, Jake, of Stonewall; three great-grandchildren, Brennan Snyder, Kaidence Jones and Camron Snyder; one brother, Jerry Vass and wife, Rhonda, of Paden; one sister, Judy Smith of Seminole; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman Vass, and a brother, Charles Vass.
Bearers will be Ronnie Snyder, Trevin Vass, Jake Williams and Wade Evans. Honorary bearers will be The Who So Ever Will Sunday School Class.
Published on March 28, 2017
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