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William "Bill" Vernon

August 8, 1940 ~ December 10, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

William Vernon Obituary

William "Bill" Vernon, 83-year-old longtime Guymon, Oklahoma resident passed away early Sunday Morning, December 10, 2023 at the Ranch House Nursing Facility in Garden City, Kansas.

He was born August 8, 1940, in Tipton, Oklahoma to Raymond and Katherine Vernon.

Bill attended Tipton Public Schools System, graduating with the class of 1958. After graduation he attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma where he obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy.

Bill worked for Ideal Groceries Pharmacy and then Memorial Hospital of Texas County Pharmacy for over 30 years.

On August 27, 1961, Bill was united in marriage to Gloria Smalley in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Bill and Gloria made their home in Weatherford, Oklahoma, Enid, Oklahoma, Liberal, Kansas then made their forever home in Guymon.

In his free time Bill liked to fish (especially fly fishing), camping, gardening, photography, wood carving, square dancing and traveling. What he treasured most was his time with family.

Bill was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and was very involved in jail ministry. He wanted to help any young man there straighten their life out. He was a mentor to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory three daughters: Kris Dixon of Ulysses, Kansas, Karri McDaniel of Texhoma, Oklahoma and Mandy Vernon of Texhoma, Oklahoma, three grandchildren: Karisa Ramos and husband Andrew of Garden City, Kansas Ciara Waugh and wife Dayelle of Manhattan, Kansas and Brianna Vavra of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, four Great-grandchildren: Jacob Vela, Ella Ramos, Rowan Ramos and Maverick Ramos.

He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be 12:00 noon till 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Henson~Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon. The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2023 at Victory Memorial Methodist Church with Pastor David Player officiating. Interment will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Panhandle Area Special Olympics or Gideons International and will be accepted by the funeral home.

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December 14, 2023

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Henson - Novak
501 N.W. 5th Street
Guymon, OK 73942

Family will receive friends for visitation
December 14, 2023

5:00 PM
Henson - Novak
501 N.W. 5th Street
Guymon, OK 73942

Funeral Service
December 15, 2023

2:00 PM
Victory Memorial Methodist Church
523 North Roosevelt
Guymon, OK 73942


Panhandle Area Special Olympics
6835S. Canton Ave., Tulsa OK 74136

Gideons International
P.O. Box 140800, Nashville TN 37214-0800


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