Mark A. Vernon passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday morning, August 20, 2020 after a short and courageous fight against lung cancer.
A gathering to celebrate his life will occur in the future.
Mark was born August 15, 1957 in Anchorage, Alaska to John J. Vernon and Jean W. Vernon. As a young man, Mark was a counselor at Worth Ranch for Boy Scouts of America and he also became an Eagle Scout. Mark was a man of many talents; he worked for Fox & Jacobs Homes Construction, Guard at Beto I and Beto II Prison in Palestine, Texas, Adjutant General Dept. R.S.M.S., and Lucky Liquor.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, (Ret.) Major John J. Vernon (USAF), and Jean W. Vernon Byers; and grandmother, Dorothy M. Clark.
Mark is survived by sister, Colleen R. Parker and partner, Kenny Marshall; brother, John C. Vernon; nephews, Shawn Vernon and wife, Katelyn, Scott Vernon and wife, Amanda, J.P. Vernon, Aaron Vernon, Peter Vernon; nieces, Kacie S. Nicholson and husband, Wilson; great grandnieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Suzanne Srader and Bill (Buck) Palmer for helping with Mark's care.
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