Virden – Vernon L. Smith 93 of Virden, IL passed away Tuesday July 15, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Village, Girard, IL.
Vern was born March 27, 1921 in Virden, IL a son of Everett E. and Mabel (Brantley) Smith. He was a 1939 graduate of Virden High School and served in the U.S. Army during WW II in the South Pacific. He married Ellen L. Schroder on April 17, 1942 in Carlinville, IL. Vern owned and operated Smith-Brown Insurance Agency in Virden, IL for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Virden the Virden American Legion Post # 386, the Virden Masonic Lodge # 161 A.F. & A.M., served on the Virden City Council, the Virden cemetery board and was an avid Cardinal fan.
Surviving Vern is his sons Roger L. (Yvonne) Smith of Broomfield, CO and Gregory L. (Sharon) Smith of Springfield, IL, six grandchildren, several great grandchildren, a sister Dorothy Berry of Virden, IL and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death was his wife Ellen Smith and his brother Everett E. Smith Jr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday July 18, 2014 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating. Pallbearers: Russell Mortimer, Marvin Wrightsman, Bob Dodd, Bill Dodd, Don Clark and Joe Hendricks. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.