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405 Alleghany Street
PO Box 12
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone: (540) 862-4157
Fax: (540) 862-5723
Jerry Vess

Jerry Lee Vess Sr.

Thursday, January 11th, 1945 - Thursday, April 8th, 2021
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Jerry Lee Vess, Sr., age 76, of 3401 Bennington Lane, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his residence.
He was born January 11, 1945 in Botetourt County, Virginia to the late Eldon and Grace Layne Vess. He was a retired Supervisor of Security for Westvaco of Covington. He was also a former police officer for the City of Clifton Forge, a former investigator for the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Department, a former Chief of the Sharon Fire Department, and a long standing member of Central Advent Christian Church. He never met a stranger and enjoyed helping people, especially by delivering wood to those in need during winter months.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Crystal Patterson Vess of Clifton Forge; a son, Jerry Lee Vess, Jr. and wife Teresa of Clifton Forge; two sisters, Betty Schooler and husband Roger and Jean Ann Tucker, both of Clifton Forge; a brother, Donald Vess and wife Arlinda of Fayetteville, TN; three grandchildren, Melinda Benson, Justin Vess, and Ben Vess; five great grandchildren, Jack Benson, Carlyn Benson, Jeslyn Vess, Kenton Vess, and Preston Vess; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to his caregivers, Vicky, Candi, Shawn, and Amber.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Michael Warren officiating. Interment will follow in Central Advent Christian Cemetery, Clifton Forge. Pallbearers will be Justin Vess, Ben Vess, Monroe Patterson, Preston Faidley, Dale Muterspaugh, Freddie Ambrose, and Hank Benson. The family will receive friends on Thursday afternoon from 12:30 PM until the time of service at Nicely Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Blue Ridge Cancer Care, 2013 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24014.
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Pete Reid

Posted at 08:07pm
Crystal and Jerry, so sorry to hear of your loss. We know if we keep trusting in God we will be united again with our loved ones in Heaven. I pray the Lord will comfort your family during this time, Our Love in Christ Jesus, Pete and Carol Reid

Buddy Buchanan

Posted at 08:30pm
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry Seniors passing and wish to extend my deepest sympathies to all of you.

Buddy Buchanan

Terri Carper

Posted at 12:50pm
So sorry for your loss of Jerry. You all mean a lot to me and so did he. Although not in the same department, I had to work with Jerry on numerous occasions and enjoyed doing so. He will be greatly missed. I would like to be there with you all during this time, unfortunately work circumstances will not allow this. God Bless you and Comfort you.

Libby Burger

Posted at 08:09am
Sending our deepest sympathy to Crystal, Jerry Jr, Teresa and the entire Vess family. Jerry was a good and helpful neighbor for the 37 years we lived on Benmington Lane. He always plowed the snow off our driveway and was available to help whenever needed. Bennington Lane lost a good man. May God's promise of eternal life bring you peace and may your memories warm your heart.
Condolences and prayers for comfort to all, Libby and Eric

Dennis Coffey

Posted at 08:52am
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Dennis and Becky Coffey and Family
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