David Ray Vernon, age 74, of Estero, Florida, formerly of Greenwood, passed away in Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
David was born on August 13, 1942 in Indianapolis, to Elmer E. “Pete” Vernon and May L. Bewley Vernon.
While in school, David was active in Boy Scouts of America. He achieved his Eagle Scout award and attended Emmerich Manual High School.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Shields. After coming home from the Navy, he attended Purdue University for several years.
David was employed by General Motors for over 33 years as a die maker and engineer.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Karen Girdley Vernon of Estero, Florida; two sons, Michael R. Vernon of Indianapolis and Scott Keith (Catherine) of Greenwood, two daughters, Nicole N. Mosier (Eric Dudenhoeffer) of Indianapolis and Kristian D. Hart (Jonathan) of Martinsville; five grandchildren, Devin Hart, Aaron Hart, Autumn Ross, Hailee Mosier and Jacob Keith; and two brothers, Thomas Vernon (Ann) of Franklin and Joseph E. Vernon (Melinda) of Indianapolis.
David was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Carolyn and Elizabeth Vernon.
Funeral services for David will be held on Saturday July 29, at 1 p.m. at Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions can be made in David Vernon’s name to the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org; or 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573.
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