Kenneth W. Wassell

SPRING CITY, Tenn. — Kenneth W. Wassell, 66, of Spring City, Tenn., formerly of Forestville, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 in Tennessee. He was born in Buffalo, on Jan. 24, 1953, the son of the late James and Constance (Madill) Wassell.

Mr. Wassell was a graduate of Westfield Academy Central School, class of 1973 and worked as a custodian for Forestville Central School Forestville, for 40 years. He was a lifetime member and past chief of the Forestville Fire Department and was a member of the Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity, where he was a caretaker and served as an officer. Mr. Wassell had a love for the Lord and attended Word of Truth Church in Dayton, Tenn. He collected trains and loved camping.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne R. (DeGolier) Wassell, whom he married May 28, 1977, in the Forestville Baptist Church; four sons: Corey (Charity) Wassell of Dayton, Tenn., Benjamin (Jacqueline) Wassell of Silver Creek; Christopher Wassell of Auburndale, Fla., and Jason (Shannon) Gonzalez of Silver Creek; three brothers: Richard Wassell, Daniel (Beth) Wassell and Michael Wassell; three sisters: Joann (William) Johnson, Donna (Gary) Bowers and Cindy (John Klein) Laemmerhirt. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Brooke, Claire, Jayden, Noah, Elizabeth, Alexander, Jeremiah, Amelia, Julianna and Gabriel.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist Church SBC, Main Street, Silver Creek, at 1p.m., with Dr. Chip Beaulieu officiating.

A private Fireman’s service will be held for the family in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Department Emergency & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.

To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolley funeralhome.com.