Jack L. Vernon, age 78, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born on August 14, 1942 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Lawrence and Cecil (Whetsel) Vernon. He was a kind and tender-hearted man, always willing to give a handshake and a smile. Jack touched many lives over the years and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Jack proudly served in the United States Army during Vietnam as a medic. After the war, Jack continued to follow his passion for helping others and became a paramedic for the life support/paramedic services for Mercy and Martin Memorial Hospitals. He later became a Respiratory Therapist for Knox Community Hospital, then later retiring from Jeld-Wen Windows.
Jack was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. The greatest joy in Jack’s life was his family; Jack absolutely loved spending time with his wife Barbara and their family. Don’t forget, his love for the Buckeyes!!! “OH-IO”
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Barbara (Conkle/Holt) Vernon; his children, Amy Camillo, Jeffrey (Mandy) Holt and Travis (Rebecca) Holt, grandchildren, Nicholas Camillo, Jacob Camillo, AJ Camillo, Brandon Holt, Emily Holt, Shelby Holt, Brittney Holt, Dariane Holt, Ethan Holt, McKenzie Holt and Elliot Holt; siblings, Martha Criss and Will (Charlotte) Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natalie Camillo, a brother, Herb Vernon and a sister, Edith Skeen.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 beginning at 12 noon at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Pastor Bill Barton will be officiating.
Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County or Knox County Veteran Services.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jack L. Vernon.