Vernon E. King 1938-2006 MOREHEAD - Vernon E. King, age 68, of Christian Street, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2006, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born March 27, 1938, in Carter County, Kentucky, and was the son of the late John and Edna Artis King. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton King and Marion King, and two sisters, Oretha Hall and Betty Layne King. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Cox King; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Wanda King of Morehead, Kentucky; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John Elliott of Morehead, Kentucky; and three grandchildren, Dalton King, Raegan King and Lauren Elliott. Other survivors include one brother, Phillip King of Dade City, Florida; three sisters, Bernice Carter of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Juanita Colegrove of Grayson, Kentucky, and Dixie Charnley of Hartford City, Indiana. Vernon served in the National Guard for six years, was a former bus driver at Morehead State University, and a former truck driver for Earnie Weaver. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals with the Rev. Lloyd Dean and the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating; burial will follow at Cox Cemetery at Elliottville with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126. Pallbearers will be Elvis Middleton, Shane Middleton, Carlos Cox, Doug Easton, Melvin Hall, Ricky Charnley, Tim Hall, Jeff Hall, and Mike Hall. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.
Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano