Vernon, beloved husband of the late Wanda G. Burch (nee Hammons), devoted father of Greta M. (Dave) Fyffe and Betsy Jane (Scott) Barrett, dear brother of Jeanette Harvey, Beatrice Peters, Wilma Jean Wilson, Lola Watkins, Marlene McIntosh, Leon, and the late Clyde and Versel Burch, and Opal Howard, loving grandfather of Tommy, Kristin, Kelly, and Kathryn, and very special friend of Victoria Raymond, also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born on November 9, 1925, 1925 in Island City, KY (Owsley County). Attended Berea College and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Biological Sciences. Serviced in the 544th Engineer Boat & Shore Regiment during WWII
and as a Second Lieutenant during the Korean War
. Passed away Friday, March 7, 2014. Age 88 years. Residence Union Township. Services will be held at the Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mt. Moriah Drive, Withamsville, OH on Saturday, March 15th at 12:00 Noon. Family and friends may visit at the church Saturday, March 15th from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. Memorials may be directed to the Anderson High School Athletic Boosters or Berea College. T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family.