Homer  Wasson

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Our community lost a pillar on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at the age of 90, surrounded by his family. Homer Gene Wasson was born on July 1, 1929 in Bazette, Texas to Homer and Alta (Fields) Wasson. He attended school in Powell, Texas. After graduating high school, he attended Navarro College, where he earned a scholarship to play basketball, and earned his degree in 1951. He then served in the United States Marine Corps. He married Jann Fain Wasson in 1955 and they were blessed with three children.
Homer Gene worked as a cotton farmer and retired after 24 years from the U.S. Postal Service.
He proudly served on several boards throughout his life, including President of Kerens ISD School Board, Navarro College Board of Trustees, serving 30 years, 17 of those as Chairman, President of Prarie Point Cemetery Association, and Kerens Chamber of Commerce.
He was an elder at Kerens Church of Christ. Homer Gene received many awards and accolades as well. Having a dorm named the Homer G. Wasson dorm at his alma mater, Navarro JC was a highlight.
His favorite pastime was following his children and grandkids throughout their sporting events, dance recitals, choir events, or any extra-curricular activity they were involved in. Homer also served many kids in the community through Little League and Little Dribblers.
He was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Alta Wasson, sister Marilyn and husband Clayton, and granddaughter Chasidie Ann Wasson.
He leaves behind his loving family, wife of 64 years Jann Wasson; son Hal Wasson and his wife Sallie; daughter Sonda Baker and her husband Henry; son Tim Wasson; grandkids Blake Baker and wife Brandy, Hailey Brooks and husband C.T., Chase Wasson and wife Shay, Chelsie Rich, Hunter Wasson and Hogan Wasson, as well as great grandkids Tripp and Emery Baker, Tristin and Brison Brooks, Weston Rich, Cal and Cash Wasson; brother Jerry Wasson and wife Donna; sister-in-law Annette Kidd.
Homer loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved God, all people, and engaging in a good conversation, especially with his friends at the Feed Store. His smile and genuine personality left people feeling positive and encouraged. He will be missed.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at Kerens Church of Christ. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment to follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers are Blake Baker, Chase Wasson, Hunter Wasson, Hogan Wasson, Tripp Baker, Kevin Lockhart and C. T. Brooks. Honorary pallbearers are John Kenner, Dr. Dick Sanchez, Gerry Harris, Danny Combs, Jeffery Saunders, Russ
Crawford, Jairl Radney and Sonny Bancroft.
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joel maynes
Aug 21, 2019
met this wonderful soul 4 months ago at roys barber shop.he talked for about 1 hour.it was like he new me for my 61 years of living.i was a roys today and heard the news from barber santos.r.i.p mr wasson.
Richard H and Jan Wilson
Aug 11, 2019
Jann, Hal, Tim, Sonda,
We read about Homer Gene's passing on Facebook on Saturday. If we had known in time, we would have been at the funeral. Homer Gene was a very special person to both of us. The first time we visited the Kerens Church of Christ some 12 years ago and every time since, Homer Gene was there to welcome us and make us feel at home. We now consider this our second "home congregation. When I first mentioned to Buddy Hughes that I knew Homer Gene, he told me they "don't make them anymore like him. He is very special". Over the years, we came to realize what he meant. Kerens, Navarro County, Texas and the world has lost a very good man. Our sympathies are wit
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Ivan R. Vernon
Aug 10, 2019
Our Savior touched and blessed him, transforming him into a kind and loving man whose gentle personality and spirit in turn touched and warmed all who knew him. We shall not soon meet another like him, and we have no doubt where we shall see him again.
Jim Dugan
Aug 08, 2019
Condolences to Mr. Wasson's family.
Ronnie and Janette Urbantke
Aug 08, 2019
Janette and I were deeply saddened upon receiving the news of Homer Gene's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and the Kerens community. We remember and treasure the friendships we made in Kerens. He was a true friend, a dedicated family man, a champion of education, and a leader on many levels. His life was exemplary and his loss leaves a void in so many places. We will always treasure his friendship and friendly attitude toward us. I know his loss is great to the family but we can be assured that all will meet again in Heaven where God has prepared a special place for us at the Big Game. Our sincere condolences to everyone.

Ronnie and Janette Urbantke
Stephanie Gsge
Aug 08, 2019
Basket of Joy was purchased for the family of Homer Wasson by Stephanie Gsge.  Send flowers
mark drain
Aug 08, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Homer Wasson by mark drain.  Send flowers
Betty Partain
Aug 08, 2019
It was always a special pleasure to meet and visit with Homer Gene. He will be missed. Mann you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Janice Johnson
Aug 08, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Homer Wasson by Janice Johnson.  Send flowers
Andrwa Cole
Aug 08, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Homer Wasson by Andrwa Cole.  Send flowers
Judy Qualls Spain
Aug 08, 2019
Mr. Wasson was one of the easiest cotton producers to work with, we had in NBL... I really enjoyed the 8 years I worked with him... he treated everyone with respect which commanded respect in return... every time I would see him of course he would always ask how I was doing to which I would respond “Blessed.. and your self?” To which he would respond “Highly favored” My deepest sympathy to his wife and the surviving members of his family... may God give you strength to get through this difficult time... Mr. Wasson you will definitely be missed.
Jim and Mary Bartlett
Aug 08, 2019
We have many fond memories with the Wasson family. Our sons played football at North Texas and this is where we met and got to know each other and became friends. Very good people… They are the salt of the earth. Homer is a major part of that group and he will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family and to let them know we are thinking about them during this time of grief. 🎚🙏🏻❤️
Jim and Mary Bartlett
Aug 08, 2019
We have many fond memories with the Wasson family. Our sons played football at North Texas and this is where we met and got to know each other and became friends. Very good people… They are the salt of the earth. Homer is a major part of that group and he will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family and to let them know we are thinking about them during this time of grief. 🎚🙏🏻❤️
Christine Bartlett
Aug 07, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Homer Wasson by Christine Bartlett.  Send flowers
Aug 07, 2019
Garden To Go Basket was purchased for the family of Homer Wasson.  Send flowers
Susan Stites
Aug 07, 2019
We have all lost a very special friend who was everything a Godly man should be. My sympathy to Jann and the rest of the family.