Earl Vernon

Earl L. Vernon

Friday, May 28th, 1948 - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Earl L. Vernon, Jr., age 71, of Belleville, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

He was born May 28, 1948 in Bellefontaine, OH, the son of the late Earl L. and Mary Ellen (Doty) Vernon, Sr. He married Cathy Bishop October 2, 1969 in Thackery, OH. She survives.

Also surviving are three children: Tammy (Tim) Lovell of Gilbert, SC, Tina (Sheila) Vernon of Belleville, IL, and Tonya (Scott) Daniels of Miami, FL; four grandchildren: Brittany Belt, Kayla Jones, Noah Vernon and Tiana Vernon; two great-grandchildren: Tyler Belt and Zoey Jones; and two siblings: Dennis (Beverly) Vernon of Wapakoneta, OH and Mary Ann (Pastora) Vernon of Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Vernon retired from the US Air Force in 1994 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he worked as an over the road truck driver. Throughout his life he loved spending time in his wood working shop, building and racing his RC cars at Maryville RC raceway, Bowling, playing cards and spending time with his family.

A memorial service will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 8307 IL 160, New Baden IL. Burial of his cremated remains will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be given to the family.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    First Baptist Church, New Baden
    8307 IL 160
    NEW BADEN, IL 62265
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  • Interment

    Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
    2900 Sheridan Rd.
    Lemay, MO 63125
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    10 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020


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We love you all and praying for you all! -From Chris, Nicole, Brooke, Cody and Lance!
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Rhonda Rose

Posted at 11:23am
Earl and my Dad, Doyle Bishop, were not only related but were friends. Earl would sometimes hang out with Dad in the barn 💕. So sorry for your loss.

Normajean Wood

Posted at 12:25am
I loved Earls quick whit and over joyous personality while we played cards with him on occasional Friday's along with Chris, Courtney and Chloe Wood. We all loved him as he always made us laugh. 🥰 will miss you Earl

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