Loren A. Vernon
January 19, 1959 ‒ February 10, 2021
Loren A. Vernon, beloved husband, father and grandfather peacefully passed away at his residence and went home to be with the Lord on February 10, 2021.
He was born January 19, 1959 in Mt. Vernon to the late Jack and Martha (Lepley) Vernon. Loren graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and the Joint Vocational School (KCCC) in June of 1978 having studied machinist trade.
Loren was an avid reader, especially of God’s Word. He wore out more than one Bible since accepting Christ as his Savior in July 1983. He was a diligent prayer warrior and never passed up the opportunity to share the Word with a stranger. His mission was to bring as many unbelievers as possible to Christ as a fisher of men.
In March 1989, he married Helen Williams with whom he shared 32 years and raised their two children.
Loren worked at Mansfield Plumbing Products for over 15 years before becoming disabled in 2012. Described as a determined provider, Loren worked very hard to support his family, so that Helen could stay home to educate and care for their children. He was very proud of his ability to do this. Even as times got hard and money was tight he insured food would be on the table for his family. Thanks to the Lord, the family never had a need or want for anything.
Loren shared his love for the outdoors with his family; where they fished and hiked in and around the Knox county and Mohican areas. Loren mostly enjoyed fishing for pleasure, often releasing his catch, but he also won awards for some of his largest catches. Loren also enjoyed hunting and trapping with his son. Generally seeking small game, he helped more than one farming friend dispose of pests. The family also enjoyed collecting stones and rocks together during their many nature walks. Loren always made the time to go to his children’s sports activities. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and could always put a smile on their faces.
Loren and Helen attended River of Life Community Church in Butler for over 30 years. Loren always whole heartedly supported any activities going on at their church.
He will be remembered as a hardworking Man of God, who put his family before all else. He instilled in them the hope and promise that this day is not “goodbye” but “see you later” as they are reunited in eternity.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Helen Williams Vernon; daughter Stephanie (Sheldon) McCoy of Butler; son Seth Vernon of Blacklick; his grandchildren Conner, Chloe, and Cooper McCoy; and his sister-in-law Andrea (Keith) Derenberger of Mt. Vernon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Louis (Lorrie) Vernon, father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Georgia Williams.
Friends may call Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4-6 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where a celebration of life service honoring Loren will follow at 6 pm. Their dear family friend and brother in Christ; Joseph Barber will speak. For the safety of family and guests, facial covering is required and social distance guidelines will be observed. Loren will be laid to rest at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens at a later date. Visit snyderfuneralhomes.com to view Loren’s tribute video.
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