Mr. Herman Loys Vess Jr.

December 7, 1947October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021 Herman Loys Vess Jr. left this world better than he found it for those that he loved, those who knew him, and multitudes of those who may never know that his craft and talent is in the details of the facilities that they enjoy.

Herman Jr. was born to Herman and Margaret Vess in December of 1947. He was the oldest son of a family that would later include four siblings. Brother Jim, Brother Larry, Sister Susan, and Brother John. The family was raised in Denton TX. He grew to take the nicknames of “Junior” or J.R.

J.R. had a 40+ year marriage to Shirley. They worked, saved, traveled, and loved each other through the trials that life brings. They complimented each other in the ways that allowed each to grow and flourish. They truly partnered and truly completed each other. They truly decorated each other’s lives. Their marriage brought to each, three children and three step-children. From Shirley there was Jay, Linda, and Keith. From J.R. there was Ronnie, Dwayne, and Cathy. Grandchildren Kayla, Krystal, Ladonna, Cameron, Samantha, Kenny, Ashley, Wade, and Adam. Many Great -Grandchildren.

J.R. was a highly awarded master of his craft as a Construction Project Superintendent and Project Manager. He won respect and admiration from all of those who were witness to his leadership, professionalism, and talent on many projects including hospitals, infrastructure, educational, and commercial. His talents were highlighted as he led in such historical projects as N.A.S.A. Space Center of Houston, and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. These projects will be visited by many generations of his family as a testament of his life and those who do visit will find him there in the details of the construction and in the forever present echo of his thundering velvet hand.

J.R. was a lover of country music, Texas, and the many beloved dogs he shared his life with. J.R. loved to sing. J.R. loved his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and at 74 years old accomplished his bucket list 3000 mile ride to the Black Hills of South Dakota. His life was full of doing what he was told was impossible.

J.R. has now taken the hand of his dear Mother and they have walked into a mountain scene that she has painted. He will be dearly missed until we all get together again…what a day of rejoicing that will be.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Mr. Herman Loys Vess Jr.

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Ronnie Vess

October 10, 2021

The man , the myth, the legend, he is my Father. No one can replace
..Tell the family we will see them soon Dad.. life is a vapor.

Shyrell vess

October 10, 2021

My sweet father-in-law Always in my heart and in my thoughts

Shyrell Vess

October 10, 2021

He was an amazing father-in-law I loved him dearly and all of our little adventures that he took Dwayne and I on a couple of trips to Arkansas a camping trip at the lake and a few motorcycle rides he was the second best dad a girl could ever have.