ZION, Ill. – Vernon Hadaway, 86, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Smithville and then moved to Zion, Ill., in the mid 1950s while serving in the Army
. He retired from the Army in 1969 after 21 years of highly decorated service in various places including the Korean War
. He was a longtime member of Zion Church of God. He retired from International Harvester and the Waukegan Post Office and he worked for Selective Service at Great Lakes. He was a member of Zion-Benton American Legion and Winthrop Harbor V.F.W.
Graveside service with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at Pearce Chapel Cemetery in Smithville. Burial will follow. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edna Hadaway of Zion, Ill.; one son, Nelson Lee (Stephane) Hadaway of Cartersville, Ga.; nephew, the Rev. Davis (Kathy) Carothers Jr.,; and nieces, Kay (the Rev. Roger) Pitt, Nancy (Danny) Murphy, Sherry Hadaway, and Diane (Jerry) Wiese.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Douglas (late Irene) (late Teri) Hadaway; one sister, Doris Jo (late D.R.) Carothers; and his parents, Grady and Geraldine Hadaway.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.