Leo Charles Vernon III, age 74, of Dallas, GA. passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 after a long illness due to Parkinsons. He was born on May 5, 1946 to his parents, Leo Vernon Jr. and Dorothy Willis. Mr. Vernon proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Leo retired from Lockheed-Martin after 25 years as Director of Facilities. Leo was a member of Picketts Mill Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Leo Charles Vernon Jr., and his stepfather, William Samuel “Bill” Willis.
Mr. Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Merrill Vernon; children, Paula Boyer, Randall Charles Vernon, April Minix, Julia Howard, Charisse and Mike Galvan; 2 brothers, Patrick Vernon and Michael S. Willis; 2 sisters, Cathy Parrish and Sharon (Zeke) Kimbrell; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. Vernon will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Clark Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with Pastor Johnny Nix and Rev. Tony Samples officiating. Interment will follow at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Tallapoosa, GA. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Clark Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to everyone who may be unable to attend the service in person due to the states Covid-19 concerns or state restrictions (no more than 50 people inside the funeral home at one time). The service will be live streamed from our Facebook page. If attending the visitation or service, the family and the staff of Clark Funeral Home highly recommends that a face mask be worn and that social distancing be practiced to help prevent the spreading of any possible illnesses and to help keep visitors, friends and family members of Mr. Vernon safe.
Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is honored to care for the family during this difficult time.
Condolences may be left for the family on our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:
Disabled American Veterans-DAV
Freedom Service Dogs of America