Vernon Baylis Jr. (1925 - 2014)

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Vernon Brooks Baylis Jr.

Pocomoke City-Vernon Brooks Baylis Jr., 89, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at his Pocomoke City home, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 26, 1925, in Stockton, he was a son of the late Vernon Brooks Baylis Sr. and the late Bessie Disharoon Baylis.

An Army veteran of World War II, Vernon was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City. Vernon retired from Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co. after 34 years and served as a member of the Pocomoke City Property Owners Association.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Brittingham Baylis; one sister, Jean Baylis Brown of Wilmington; three sons, Brooks Baylis and his wife, Debbie, and David Baylis, all of Pocomoke City, and Steve Baylis of Merida, Mexico; one daughter, Ruthellyn Baylis Jonsson, and her husband, Kurt, of Doylestown, Pa.; six grandsons, Bryan Baylis and his wife, Brittany, Brad Baylis, Andrew Baylis, Kris Jonsson, Dan Jonsson and Alex Jonsson; one granddaughter, Lauren Baylis, and her fiancé, Dustin Walker; one great-granddaughter, Blaire Baylis; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Florence Groton, Elizabeth "Boots" Hammond, Eunice Foulks and Olga Jones.

A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Paul Elligson, will be held Monday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City, where family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 204 Fourth St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home P.A., 107 Vine St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hollowayfh.com.

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Published in The Daily Times on July 27, 2014
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