Kenneth "Ken" Van Tassel

November 17, 1930 ~ July 8, 2019 (age 88)


Kenneth “Ken” Van Tassel, 88, passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2019 at his home in Clifton, TX surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Clifton on Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m., followed by a visitation at the church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lois Van Tassel, sister, Barbara Griffin, and grandson, Parker Van Tassel.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years; Lexie (Mathis) Van Tassel; daughter, Deby Davis; son, Ted (Patti) Van Tassel; David Van Tassel; son, Tim (Barbara) Van Tassel; daughter Holly (Keith) Richard; 11 grands, Brian (jessica) Davis, Kelly Davis and Stuart Davis, Sherry (Roger) Barker, Derek (Cassandra) Van Tassel, Megan (Joseph) Clarkson, Andrew (Christine) Van Tassel, Parker Van Tassel (deceased), Luke (Maris) Richard, Lance and lexie Richard; eight great-grands, Tucker and Delaney Davis and Lorelan Harris, Aslan Ladd, Sophie Barker and Taj Van Tassel, Titan and Bella Van Tassel, along with a brother-in-law Jimmy Mathis and a niece and nephews.

Ken was born in Pittsford, MI, Nov. 17, 1930. He graduated from high school in Chandler, AZ. He was a proud Aggie graduating from Texas A&M in 1953 and was a member of the singing cadet.

After college, he married his sweetheart, Lexie, then served two years in the Air Force. He had a long career as an Industrial Engineer. His career took him to many different cities with his last being Yanbee, Saudi Arabia. He retired from Mobile Chemical and moved to Clifton.

Ken was involved with BAC, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Bosque Museum, Bosque Choral, First Methodist Choir, Exxon Mobil Club, Bosque Republican Club, along with being Clifton’s Santa Claus for over 10 years.

Condolences may be made at

Memorial Service

Thursday, July 11, 2019
2:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
303 S. Avenue E
Clifton, TX 76634

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