Loren A. Vernon

January 19, 1959 ‒ February 10, 2021

Butler, Ohio

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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  • We were saddened to hear the news that our brother had passed. Love and prayers to Helen and the family. His heart was always warm and friendly. He had a heart of love and of a servant.

  • So sad to hear this! May you feel the love of Jesus extra during this tough time. Praying for you sweet Helen and family!

  • A life well lived… beautiful tribute.
    So sorry for your loss…oh, the richness of what he has gained. Blessings on your family.

  • We are so sad to hear of Loren’s passing. We send love to Helen, their children and families. Oh, aren’t we so grateful for the promise of heaven with the presence of Jesus.

    Love to all,
    Tony and Debbie Godaway

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Loren was such a sweet man. He was a friend to all. Always had a smile and kind word to speak. Prayers for you all.

  • So sorry to hear about Loren’s passing. He was always a kind and gentle man when I spoke to him at church. The world was a better place with him In it.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Such an absolutely beautiful tribute to such a Godly man. Prayers and love sent your way during this most difficult time.❤️

  • God Bless you Helen and family with abundant grace during this difficult time.
    Loren was such a great guy from whom we learned a lot in those early days after coming to Christ. The deposits he made in our lives still serve us well today and will for the rest of our days. One can hardly say enough good things about him.
    For those of us in Christ, like Loren, the future is full of everlasting life and he said it well…that this is not “goodbye” but “see you later”.

    With Love and prayers, Jeff and Marj

  • We extend our deepest sympathies to Helen and the family. We always enjoyed having Loren in our home, as he and Larry would prepare to go fishing or trapping. Loren was a gentle soul and will be remembered fondly.

  • Loren has such a sweet spirit, Helen. So sorry for you and he to have to be temporarily separated for now. Praying for you and Stephanie and your family.
    Love and hugs to you all.

  • Helen,
    So very sorry for the loss of your dear husband; he was a very dear man. He thought of others before himself by reaching out to them. A man who loved God. Wish there were many more like him on this earth.
    Mary Lou & Larry A.

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