Mr. Sassin was born Aug. 21, 1932, in Yoakum to Frank and Annie (Pavliska) Sassin. He married Carol Asher in Karnes City on Aug. 19, 1956, and worked for years as a lease operator in the oil field. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Lions Club in Weslaco and was an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie Sassin; his wife, Carol Sassin, in 2004; and his brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Gordon Sassin of Beeville and Roger (Sherri) Sassin of Tomball; three grandchildren, Jennifer Sassin, Kelly Hudson and Caitlyn Werner; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home chapel. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at noon Saturday, May 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Richard Gonzales officiating. Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were John Hensley, Ricky Schultz, Bill Chestnut, R. A. Medina, Roy McCleary and Jimmy Hunt.
Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home