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David Lee Vassar

May 1, 1953 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 68)


David Lee Vassar

1953 - 2022

David Lee Vassar, 68, of Garrison, KY, entered into rest Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH.  He was born in Los Angelos, CA, on May 1, 1953, to the late Kenneth E. Vassar and Audrey Lee Hensley Vassar.

He was a lover of all things related to nature, books, history, thrift shopping, and music and loved sharing these things with his kids and grandkids. He took up kayaking at 67 and spent his last years enjoying his life in his cabin in the woods and spoiling his kids and grandkids. 

David is survived by three daughters, Kim Paino (John Parsons), Jamie Vassar, and Christine Vassar (Melvin Godsey); two sisters, Judith Buffalohead (Dwight), and Theresa Wise (Johnny); one brother, Stephan Vassar; thirteen grandchildren, James Paino IV, Kaylee Paino, Kyle Widmer, Ashley Vassar (Sandra Smith), Michael Jones (Brett Ilk), Bryce Jones, Kyrsten Jones, Nevaeh Smith, Nicholas Godsey, Chloe Godsey, Colton Godsey, Mason Godsey, and Julian Godsey; and two great-grandchildren, Zayden Davis, and Isaiah Davis .

In keeping with Mr. Vassar’s wishes, there will be no visitation or public services. A private family memorial service will be announced at a later date.

All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 149 Whitt St., Olive Hill, KY 41164.

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