Shane Hollis Cassel, 27, of La Porte, died Friday, Sept. 5, at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston of a brain aneurysm and a massive brain hemorrhage.

Shane was born on June 17, 1987. He grew up in La Porte.  He graduated from La Porte High School in 2006. Shane was a sensitive, kindhearted, generous young man who loved fishing, camping, working on truck and car engines, and riding around town in his truck. He enjoyed fishing the waters from Lake Sam Rayburn to Austin, and from Wyoming to Galveston. Most of all he loved his family and his dog, Hunter.  Shane’s last act of generosity was to donate his organs so that he could give life to several people who were so desperately depending on a new organ in order to live.

Shane was preceded in death by his Paw-Paw, Bob Hollis of Bridge City, and his cousin, Gary Hollis of Orange.

Survivors include his mother, Beth Hollis Cassel of La Porte (formerly of Bridge City); father, Don Cassel & step-mother Bobbie of Alvin; grandmother, Virginia Hollis of Bridge City; aunt, Diana Hollis Burris, uncle and aunt, Bobby and Tina Hollis, all of Orange; cousins, Darren and Korey Burris, and Bryan Hollis.

Pallbearers were Michael Barnes, Ryan Gilbert, Chris Murphy, Jesse Moore, Tank, and Chris Utzman.

Funeral Services were held under the direction of Grand View Funeral Home, in Pasadena.  A gathering for family and friends was held Wednesday, Sept. 10,  from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Funeral services were officiated by Dr. Mark Redd Thursday, Sept. 11, at 10:00 am. The burial service was officiated by Elder Gerald Read at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

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In lieu of of flowers contributions can be made to the “Shane Hollis Cassel Memorial Fund” at Wells Fargo Bank, 1001 Highway 146 South, La Porte, Texas77571, to help pay for Shane’s medical, life-flight, and funeral expenses.