Lealon Morris Vassar

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lealon Morris Vassar, 74, of Charlotte Court House passed away peacefully Nov. 22, 2017. He was born June 25, 1943, in Norfolk, Virginia. Lealon was preceded in death by his parents Lealon Godfrey and Elizabeth Ruth Zabriskie Vassar. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda Nichols Vassar, son Lealon Gregory Vassar (Cheryl) of Charlotte Court House, daughters Shannon Vassar Feinman (Steve) of Charlotte Court House, and Karen Vassar Goodman (Jason) of Stafford, grandchildren Lealon Matthew Vassar, Cameron Leighton Vassar, Meredith Vassar Feinman, Cole Joseph Feinman, Keaton Elizabeth Goodman, Wilder Matthew Goodman, Carys Vassar Goodman, and sister Faith Vassar Shore (Forrest) of Randalman, NC.

Lealon was a treasured husband, father, grandfather, and dedicated family man to his large family and to many others in the community who thought of him as a father, grandfather, or advisor. He loved supporting youth activities, especially athletics, and enjoyed coaching his beloved Dixie Youth Charlotte Court House Red Midgets and Minors. He was devoted to New Hope United Methodist Church serving over the years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sunday School Superintendent, and Administrative Council Chair. He found great joy as a charter member and President of Knock Down Hunt Club since 1972 relishing the fellowship and the outdoors. He had a generous heart, and was dedicated to the Truckers Parade Against Cancer and American Cancer Society among other charitable organizations. The third of five generations in the logging business, he was the owner of R&V Mill, R&V Trucking and Pulpwood and Logging, Inc.

The family received friends at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services were held at New Hope United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at 2 pm. Donations may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Truckers Parade Against Cancer.

The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.