Mr. James Harrison “Jimmy” Vassar passed away at his home on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born on Nov.4, 1947 in Halifax County to the late Edward Vassar and the late Jeanette Elliott Hazelwood. Jimmy was married to Peggy Lloyd Vassar, who survives.

Jimmy had a love of the outdoors, fishing with his friends, camping, cooking and gardening. He was very proud of his special tomatoes. Jimmy was retired as a mechanic with Virginia Department of Transportation.

Left behind to cherish his memories is his wife, Peggy; sisters Ganelle Wade and husband, Wayne, Sue Lacks and husband, Cecil, and Donna Chandler and husband, Jonathon; brothers Ira Hugh Vassar and Floyd Vassar and wife, Peggy; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and special friends too numerous to count.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Vassar.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tim Mull officiating. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home.

In keeping with CDC guidelines for COVID-19, we will observe using social distancing and facemasks for those in attendance.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.