Thomas Edwin Vess, 82 of Asheville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Keever Solace Center. He was a son of the late Rev. L.O. Vess and Mae Wright Vess. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Vess Sparks Weatherford.
Tom was a member of Trinity of Fairview for the last 41 years where he served as a Deacon. He retired from Steelcase in Fletcher, NC in 2000. He worked for Sears for 14 years and as a courier for Mission/St. Joseph’s Hospitals for eight years.
Tom will be remembered for his faith in God, his love for the church, his years in the choir, his love and faithfulness to his family and his great wit and dry humor.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce English Vess; three sons, Marion Edwin Vess of Candler, Jerry Wayne Vess of MD and Mitchell Thomas Vess of Fairview; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray Vess (Ola), James Vess of Swannanoa and Johnny Vess (Mary) of TX; and several nieces and nephews.
We will Meet You in the Morning our beloved faithful friend, husband, father and servant of God.