Memorial service for Stephen Paul Vess, 41, of Tyler, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman with Brother Byron George officiating.
Stephen was born October 18, 1974 in Tyler, Texas and passed away February 6, 2016 with a rare bladder cancer in Tyler at Hospice of East Texas.
Stephen graduated Valedictorian from Yantis HS in 1993. Graduated with a B.A. degree from Texas A&M Commerce in 1997 and was the stage manager of Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia.
He is survived by his father John Edgar Vess and his wife Brenda Burnett Vess of Yantis; his mother Mary Jo Hawkins Speer and husband Hugh Lynn Speer of Flint; Paternal grandmother, Wanetta Vess of Azle, and Betty Burnett of Yantis; 2 brothers, Michael Glen Vess of Ft. Worth and Adam Dowell of Golden; 1 sister, Ashley Dowell; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701, or American Cancer Society 1301 S Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701.