Steven Dale Vernon

Monday, May 14, 2018

Steven Dale Vernon, 58, of Leachville, passed from this life Thursday, May 10, 2018, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Pontotoc, Miss., he was the son of the late James K. Vardy and Ellie Bunn Vernon and had been raised in the Blytheville area. Steven had been a longtime employee of the former Bush Canning Company of Blytheville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donnie Vernon and James Vernon, and three sisters, Edna Yankee, Barbara Clark and Patricia Stokes.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Vardyman Vernon (Bethany) of Caraway and Hunter Vernon of Leachville; one daughter, Jessica Vernon (George Holder) of Arbyrd; three brothers, Danny Vernon of Tupelo, Miss., Dennis Vernon of Dandridge, Tenn., and Phillip Vernon of Gosnell; one sister, Ellen Mask of Judsonia; and 10 grandchildren, Jeremy, Nickolas, Jessica, Serina, Noah, Jason, Remington, Vanessa, Jaycee and Justin.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Leachville Cemetery with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 11 until 1 at the funeral home.