Charles V. Grassi, Sr., 80, of Lake Village, formerly of Crossett, died August 17, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
He was the owner of Pierce-Grassi Lumber Company for years, an army veteran, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and an avid hunter and golfer. In 2012, he was inducted into the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame.
Mr. Grassi was born on December 10, 1933, at Lake Village and was the son of the late Victor Grassi and Stella Alpe Grassi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Joe Grassi.
Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Kennedy Grassi of Lake Village; a son, Charles V. Grassi Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Crossett; two daughters, Monta Kay Robert and husband, Harvey, of West Monroe, Louisiana, Charlotte Phillips and husband, Fred, of Alix, Arkansas; two sisters, Catherine Haverkamp of Lake Village and Vicky Clements of Oxford, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Betsy, Shea, Megan, Lexie, and Dougan; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Paisley, and Jace.
Visitation is August 19 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village.
Funeral services will be held August 20 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Father Theophilus Okpara as Celebrant. Burial will follow around 2 p.m. at Pinewoods Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.
Memorials may be made St. Judes Childrens Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to St. Mary Schools P.O. Box 272 Lake Village, AR 71653.