Vernon R. DeRossett, 86, of Westel, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Cumberland House Hospice, Crossville.
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He was a member of Daysville Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. After retirement, he became a volunteer fireman with Westel Volunteer Fire Department. He also did disaster relief work with the Tennessee Baptist Association, American Red Cross and Salvation Army. He was preceded in death four months ago by his wife of almost 65 years, Marge DeRossett; parents, Walter Rufus and Mary Leona McKinney DeRossett; sister, Viola Hayes; and brother, Volney DeRossett.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Williams and husband Leonard, Harrison, and Nancy Geraci and husband Frank, Crossville; sons, Mike DeRossett and wife Martha, Dayton, Steve DeRossett and wife Evelyn, Daysville, and Andy DeRossett and wife Denise, Louisville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five beautiful, loving sisters; one sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Westel Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Hascue Carter and the Rev. Mike Higgins officiating. Burial will follow in Dogwood Cemetery with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations be made to Cumberland House Hospice, 30 E. Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555
Condolences can be expressed online at www.evansmortuary.biz.
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Published in Roane County News from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25, 2013