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Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Revs. Derek Grigg and Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist and Deanna Divins - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lyle W. Thompson, Raymond Thompson, Ronald Thompson, Steve Brookshier, Shane Brookshier, Darrell Doebelin Jr., Jerry Hoagland and Troy Powell.
James L. Wasson passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Hannibal Regional Hospital. James attended Oak Dale School in rural Ralls county and then Vandalia High School. After school, he entered the service and served in the U. S. Navy from February 16, 1944 to May 21, 1946. James was a Boatmans Mate 2nd Class and served on a mine sweeper in the Pacific and China Sea around Japan. James farmed for many years and then worked for Texgas and Great Plains Gas companies as a service man and then manager from 1972 to 1988. He later drove an LP gas truck for Big River Oil Company in Hannibal, retiring in December 1996. James was member of the Vandalia Fire Department from 1978 to 1990; a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173 and a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
Born: January 29, 1926 in rural Ralls county to Rupert Neal and Neva (Cowden) Wasson.
Married: Ann Riney on April 30, 1948 in Vandalia; she survives at the home.
Survivors include: wife, Ann of Vandalia; one son, Daryl Alan Wasson of Springfield, MO; two daughters, Karen K. Pennington of Vandalia and Rhonda Kaye and husband, Jackie Cantrell of Tuttle, OK; six grandchildren, Alana Ann Pennington of Columbia, MO; Kaitlyn Kaye Pennington of Vandalia; Jesse Alan and Jonathan Cody Wasson of Springfield, MO; Chrissie Lee of Mustang, OK and Candi Perryman of Oklahoma; two sisters, Fern Brookshier of Vandalia and Dorothy Thompson of Laddonia; a host of nieces and nephews..
Preceded in death by: one infant brother, Donald Wasson and a son-in-law, Paul Pennington.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Vandalia or the donor's choice.
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