Obituary: James Vernon Fass

James Vernon Fass

James Vernon Fass

James Vernon Fass (Jim), 46, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

He was born a fourth-generation Kingmanite on April 5, 1970, in Kingman, where he attended school and spent most of his life.

Jim always rose to the top in his working experience, which included general cable extruder operator and IT manager, and he owned and operated a sign company, all in Kingman. Sixteen months ago he relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where he was employed as a mail sorter and then was promoted to a forklift operator and just received a promotion to loading dock supervisor, an accomplishment he was very proud of.

He enjoyed playing golf with his dad and brothers, playing games with his family, watching football and was a fierce and loyal Raiders fan. He was always up for a good time and had a huge sense of humor. He enjoyed building and remodeling houses with his dad, grandpas, uncle and brothers. He was such a kid at heart that every child he met loved him instantly. Out of all the things he enjoyed in his life, his greatest accomplishment and proudest moments revolved around his daughter, Kara. He always loved being the "cheer dad" on trips to cheerleader competitions and never missed one of her games.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Kara Fass (Mike Henderschedt) of Mansfield, Texas; fiancée Jamie Newton and son, James; parents Vernon and Grace Fass and Debbie Sedich; grandfathers George Fass and Jim Boyett; brothers Jeremy (Crystal) Fass, Jarmin Fass and James Sedich; sisters Jessica (Adam) Curry and Janelle (Josh) Pinard; step-sisters Wendie (Tom) Troupe, Cindie (Jeff) Yazel and Brendie Massie Harrison; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Carolea Fass and Virgie Boyett. Jim was a great friend to all and will be extremely missed.

A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Kingman Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3180 White Cliffs Road. A reception will follow in the adjoining fellowship hall.

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