Robert C. “Bob” Vernon
March 27, 1934 ‒ January 09, 2019
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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