No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why ... Alan Dewitt Vanderpool, 33, of Windham Twp., Rome, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013. Alan was born on Jan. 30, 1980 in Sayre, a son of Jacqueline Hakes and Johnny Vanderpool . He attended school at Northeast Bradford and was currently working for Marcus Cole Construction. Alan was a well-known and talented singer. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors and could mechanically repair anything. His memory will live forever in our hearts.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter Makenzie Vanderpool "The Fred;" his mother Jacqueline Vanderpool; his father Johnny Vanderpool; his fiancé Kayla Yereb; brother Joshua; sister Audra Hulings, grandmother Arene Hakes; grandfather Arba "Al" Vanderpool; aunts and uncles Brenda and Dale Vanderpool, Larry Vanderpool, Bona and David Vanderpool, Nancy and Curtis Brown, Leona and Tony "Tool" Di Censo, Gale and Ron Lumbard, Sheila and Steven Hakes, Jim and Lori Hakes; nieces and nepehws: Makaytlin Vanderpook, Justice, Jayden and Jasmin Hulings, Brook "Margaret" Heasley; nephews Walker, Colton, Kage Vanderpool, Zeryk and Lucas Thurston; Kayla's parents, Reeves and Karen Menhennett, John and Sara Yereb; her brothers Reeves A. Menhennettt, Jayden Yereb, Jaxon Yereb and Brandon Shea; Alan's special friends: Michael McDonald, Richard Cole, Kevyn Thurston, Cletus Roediger, and Adam Tinkam; and many cousins. Alan was predeceased by his paternal grandmother Masu "Dotty" Vanderpool.
Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Larry Jennings of the Warren Center Baptist Church. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com
Until we meet again Alan, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel.