James Edward Vessell

James Edward Vessell, 78, of Shore Acres and formerly of Cameron, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at his home. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Tim Cheatham officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Vessell, a retired pipefitter, was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Waco to Joseph Elton and Margaret Fern (Widner) Vessell. He married Juanita Hutto on July 23, 1981.  He is survived by: sons, Joe Ray Vessell of Huntsville, Phillip Milstead of Boyd, and James Ernest Vessell of Decatur; daughter, Frances Vessell of Shore Acres; sister, Louise Bradley of Cameron; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.