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Billy James Sassaman

July 17, 1929October 21, 2020

Billy James Sassaman, age 91 of Tuscaloosa, AL passed away on October 21, 2020 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Bill was born and raised in Birmingham, Southside. After high school he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning, he attended Birmingham Southern and married Kitty. He graduated from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa with a business degree. Bill spent most of his career in the banking business where he met many friends. He and Kitty were blessed with four children and three grandchildren. Bill was an avid Bama fan, never missing a game. He and Kitty RV’d coast to coast following Bama teams. Bill was a great storyteller and was fortunate to live a long, healthy, independent life until his passing. His presence, laugh, and smile will be missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lucy Sassaman, wife Caroline (Kitty), daughter Terry Scarritt, brother Dan Sassaman, and sister Joyce Ochoa.

He is survived by his sons, Rusty (Deborah) of Houston, TX, Greg (Tracie), and Scott of Tuscaloosa, AL, grandchildren, Ashley Sassaman of Tuscaloosa, Turner Sassaman of Houston, TX, beloved nieces and nephews, Mona Ochoa-Horshok (Mike), Mandy Ochoa, Michael Ochoa (Gabie), Patrica Ochoa (Josh Ashe), Donna Dodelin (Donny), Brian Sassaman (Renee), and Suzanne Carswell (Stephen).

Graveside services will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Zachary Langer officiating and arrangements by Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider.

Honorary pallbearers: Pastor and Congregation of Taylorville United Methodist Church, Dr. John Summerford and staff of Tuscaloosa Internal Medicine.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Taylorville United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be offered at www.HeritageChapelTuscaloosa.com

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  • He is survived by his sons, Rusty (Deborah) of Houston, TX, Greg (Tracie), and Scott of Tuscaloosa, AL, grandchildren, Ashley Sassaman of Tuscaloosa, Turner Sassaman of Houston, TX, beloved nieces and nephews, Mona Ochoa-Horshok (Mike), Mandy Ochoa, Michael Ochoa (Gabie), Patrica Ochoa (Josh Ashe), Donna Dodelin (Donny), Brian Sassaman (Renee), and Suzanne Carswell (Stephen).

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Terry and Delores Smith

October 27, 2020

We were out of town when we learned of Mr. Bill's passing. We had the privilege of worshipping with him in The
Grove at TUMC. He was always the first one to the service on Sunday, Mr. Bill was our one man audience while we went over our music. He was a precious soul and we will miss him.
Terry and Delores Smith

Brian Sassaman

October 23, 2020

Uncle Bill was the best uncle to all of us nieces and nephews. I remember his wonderful smile and good laugh. So many great memories of family gatherings involve uncle Bill telling a good story or joke. He was full of joy and we will miss Uncle Bill.

Steve Lamon

October 22, 2020

Bill was a good, good man. I’m proud to have been able to know him, do business with him, go to church with him, and learn from him. RIP, friend.

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