11/20/09 — WILBERT J. VERNON

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April 19, 1927-Nov. 19, 2009

Wilbert James Vernon, 82, passed away Thursday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Wilbert was born in Duplin County April 19, 1927, to the late Leonard Vernon and Vivie Pauline Knowles Vernon. He was married to the late Ruby Vernon, who preceded him in death March 6, 2009.

Wilbert retired from Myco Supply Co. and had worked with Eastern Distributors for 12 years and with Merritt-Holland for 23 years.

He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Wilbert is survived by his daughter, Kathy Johnson and husband, Jesse, of Goldsboro; his sons, Jimmy Ray Vernon and wife, Judy, of Goldsboro and William Earl (Billy) Vernon and wife, Karen, of Parker, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Morris Clifton Vernon of Manessas, Va.; and his sisters, Eloise Kleinert of Goldsboro, Mary Elizabeth Vernon of Clinton and Daisy Herring of Clinton.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Eddie Vernon and a daughter, Deborah Kaye Vernon.

The family will receive friends tonight at Seymour Funeral Home from 7 to 9.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to The First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1100 The First Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on November 20, 2009 1:48 PM