Robert C. “Bob” Vernon

March 27, 1934 ‒ January 09, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Robert C. “Bob” Vernon, 84, of Fredericktown passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on March 27, 1934 in Mount Vernon to the late Carl and Nancy V. (Debolt) Vernon.

Bob honorably served his country in the Navy during the Korean War.   He was a member of the Berean Faith Fellowship Church in Mount Vernon, the Joe Cocanour Post #500 of the American Legion in Fredericktown, the V.F. W. Post 4027 and Post 7671, the Exchange Club and the Thrall Lodge, #170 F. & A.M.  Bob was an active member of the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians.  Bob taught distributive education at Clear Fork High School and retired from the Knox County Career Center where he served as the Adult Director.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Valerie Clark of Newark; his grandson, Tony Carter of Newark; his great grandson, Coen Carter of Zanesville; brother, Jim (Phyllis) Vernon of Florida; several nieces and nephews; and close friend, Tim Clark of Newark.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nola Virginia (VanHouten) Vernon on February 4, 2017; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Ryan and Phyllis Antill; brothers, George Sr. and John Vernon; and son-in-law, Richard Clark.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m.  on Monday, January 14, 2019 at  the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019  with Pastor Gordy Harmon and nephew, Major David Antill officiating.  Bob will be laid to rest following the funeral service, beside his wife, Nola in Forest Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran Council.

Thrall Lodge will perform a Masonic memorial service following the visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Berean Faith Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 784, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 in Bob’s memory.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Robert C. “Bob” Vernon.

  • The Vernon Family,
    I am so sorry about Bob’s passing. He was such a sweetheart. I enjoyed talking to him whenever we would bump into each other over the years. I remember him from the KCCC and at church when I visited there with a friend. He always made me laugh. He knew my parents and family members. May God keep you in His loving arms and give you peace and healing at this time. God’s newest angel.😇
    Judy Seymour

  • Valorie, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Praying you find peace in this time of Sorrow, Bob had a great sense of Humor and a beautiful smile.
    Praying for you and your family !

    Brenda Clark

  • Valerie and Family: I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. He served our country honorably and later served the public most of his life. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you and your family.

  • Valerie and family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Your family is in our thought and prayers.

  • I knew Bob from Gambier when we were just kids and later after my marriage to Stan and when we lived in Fredericktown ,we were neighbors with Nola’s family. Later Stan and I joined the Berean Faith Fellowship Church and became very close friends with both Bob & Nola. When Nola passed (Bob did not cook) I would take him meals as would other church members…he was our “brother” and we took care. When I took his last one to Fredericktown I found him in diabetic shock and called the squad. Bob and I were both the original members of the squat back in 1970. Bob never was able to back to his home. Many memories.
    He served his country, his community and his church well! RIP our friend.

  • Valerie & family, so sorry hear about passing of your dad. Have so many memories of growing up & come to your home. Your dad always had a big smile & laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • To the family, Fred attended American Legion meetings with Bob, so very sorry for his passing. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • To Valerie, Tim, Tony, Cohen, and family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time. Uncle Bob was a very positive influence to all of us in our family and demonstrated his love and caring to everyone he came in contact with. Bob and Nola were always there and have been there for my whole life and there smiles and ways of showing they cared about family and all others , taught me how family and people should act and treat people in general. They will be missed,

    Love Always, Martha Vernon and the rest of the Vernon Family.

  • Rest In Peace Good Friend — Thank you for all that you have done for our country, and our community. The Military Honor Squad will now be honoring one of their own in a way that you so richly deserve. We are sending our deepest sympathy to Valerie and her family, to Bret and Barb who truly cared about both of you, and to Linda and your church members for being so generous with meals, etc. We share in this loss. You will be missed. Please say HI to Nola for us. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Valerie you are in my thoughts and prayers and have thought of you often you were such a sweet girls I know you went through some hard Times but time passes and things get cleared up. Herè is a BIG HUG forme me to you as I have not been in the best of health prayers sent your way

  • So very sorry to hear of Mr. Vernon’s passing. I worked with Mr. Vernon at the KCCC. After our moving back to Parkersburg, WV, once in a while we would run into Mr. Vernon when we came back to visit someone in Mt Vernon. He was very much admired and a pleasure to be around, he will be surely missed.

  • Dear Valerie,
    Your Mother and Father were very special people to me. I met them both through the Exchange Club of Mount Vernon/Knox County. At a very bad time in my life they would come and visit me in the hospital at OSU, Columbus. Nola and I shared the great name of Virginia… and Bob always shared a hug. I will surly miss him…

  • My dearest thoughts and prayers to Bobs family. Bob got me started in the Color Guards and he was a fine and caring man and Warrior , Bob will be sadly missed . Reat easy Bob.

  • Valerie,

    So very sorry to read about your dad’s passing. He was a great man, and your mother a sweet lady. Thoughts, prayers, hugs and sympathy.

  • I am so sorry i eas unable to get to the calling hours. Take care of your self. Hope to see you one of these days. My email isnt working right now.