Paul Charles Vessechia, age 59, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed from this world at 9:14 p.m. on November 2, 2020.
Paul was born and raised in a Catholic Italian family in Detroit, Michigan. He was a free spirit and never settled down in one place for too long. He made friends and found love wherever he went. He spent time in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Indiana, and Arkansas. He had a fiercely strong love for his mother and his daughters.
He was born on April 3, 1961, to Mary Kathryn Roloff and Angelo Vessechia, later in life finding out that his biological father was Stewart Frank Thornton. Paul met his girls’ mother, Tammie Camden, when he was just 15 years old. In 1980, they welcomed their first daughter, Rachel Leann. Two more girls would later join their family, Melissa Joyce in 1982, and Elizabeth Catherine in 1984. Paul and Tammie would later part ways and in 1996, Paul was blessed with the birth of a son, Lucas James.
Paul enjoyed spending time outdoors, often fishing with friends and family. He also enjoyed hunting. He worked a number of jobs over the years but none he enjoyed more than working construction jobs.
Paul is survived by his children: Rachel (Shawn) Newbolds, Melissa (Mike) Cavanaugh, Elizabeth (Aron) Zuber, and Lucas Kramer; 5 grandchildren: Rhiannan Vessechia, Taylor and Ethan Zuber, and Michael and Harper Cavanaugh; a brother: Michael Vessechia; and 2 nieces: Carolyn Light and Melanie Sawyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents: Bernard and Kathryn Roloff, Stewart and Mildred Thornton, and Angelo and Beverly Vessechia, as well as a sister: Deborah Vessechia, and nephews: David Vessechia and Ronnie Emery.
There will be no services. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com