Edwin C. Vernon Jr., 85, of McPherson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at McPherson Hospital.
He was a sub-station supervisor for the McPherson Board of Public Utilities, retiring in 1987 after 40 years of service.
Ed was born on Oct. 13, 1926, in Barnsdall, Okla., the son of Edwin C. Sr., and Ada Edith (Lookingbill) Vernon.
On March 26, 1950, he was united in marriage to Marjorie M. Weidenbach in McPherson.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WW II and a life member of American Legion Post #2715 and V.F.W. Post #24.
Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Marge of the home; sons, Larry Vernon and wife, Jeanie, of McPherson, and David Vernon and wife, Genise, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; daughter, Barbara Turnbull and husband, Tom, of Independence, Ore.; brother, Bob Vernon and wife, Roberta, of Parsons; six grandchildren, Joshua Vernon and wife, Jenny, Lance Vernon, Lacey Morgan and husband, Brian, Chris Dreher and wife, Melissa, Chase Vernon, and Emily Vernon; five great-grandchildren, Seth and Olivia Morgan and Kendall, Jordan, and Levi Dreher; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Countryside Covenant Church with Rev. Jon Black officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Crestwood Memorial Park, McPherson. Visitation (no viewing) will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Senior Center or the American Legion Baseball Program in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com