In Loving Memory of Charles Edward Vasser


Charles Edward Vasser

Sunrise: September 11, 1938 - Sunset: November 2, 2021

Charles Edward Vasser was born in Humboldt, Tennessee, September 11, 1938 to the union of William and Charity Vasser. The family moved to Seattle’s Central District when Charles was a very small child and they attended Ebenezer AME Zion Church in that area.

Charles attended Garfield High School and later became an inspiring young man in Seattle. At a very early age, he was known for being a real estate investor and a landlord for decades.

He worked at Fraser Boiler & Ship Repair for many years and when promoted to superintendent, he was pleased to be able to hire from the African American community.

As a short term endeavor, Charles became an entrepreneur, and formed his own business "Vasser Acoustics and Ceiling Company." He later worked for King County Metro in Seattle from 1978 until his retirement in 1999.

After retiring, Charles moved to Tacoma, Washington where he worshiped at Bethlehem Baptist Church on a regular basis until he was no longer able to attend due to a long term illness.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother Charity Vasser, father William Vasser; brothers; Jimmy, Morris, and Lee; sisters: Annie, Alice and Bessie; and his oldest daughter: Valerie. He is survived by his daughters, Venita and Shelley, sons: Charles Jr., and William; grandchildren: Jalaysia, Danisia, Shamsudheen, Dalyia and Zaynub; sisters: Rosie and Diane, and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.