John Gregory Kassel, age 53, of Madison died Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Services were held Aug. 4 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home. He was a lifelong resident of the Jackson/Madison area.

Greg loved to create, as evidenced by his degree from USM in theatrical set design. In 2008, he obtained his pilot's license, and used his plane for business and pleasure. He was a successful businessman/owner of Kassel Tile, Inc. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kappa Sigma Fraternity at USM and the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association. Greg is survived by his children, Jessica Rae Kassel, Brett Kassel, Katy Kassel and Scotty Kassel and their mother, Cristy Rae Kassel; father, John Kassel, grandson, Maddox Hudson Kassel; sisters, Karen Gordon Kassel, Carolyn Kassel Lyon and Gail Marie Kassel Walter; brother, David Kassel; 7 nieces and 6 nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Kassel and sister, Cynthia Kassel. Memorials should be made to the Red Cross or the Madison County Emergency Management Agency.