Stephen Hester Vernon

Stephen Hester Vernon, 55, of Milton, NC, went home to his Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born in Danville, Va. to Clay Hester Vernon, III and the late Linda Covington Vernon. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Erica Peabody Vernon.

He loved to hunt, fish, weld, drive the tractor, work on the farm and spend time with his family and friends, especially his grandsons. Steve was a loved member of his community serving proudly many years in the Semora and Providence Volunteer Fire Departments.

He is survived by his son, Stephen Taylor Vernon & wife, Brittany and grandsons, Bennett Taylor Vernon & Lucas Taylor Vernon of Providence, NC.; Son, Daniel Carter Vernon of California; Step-daughter, Jillian Handy of Massachusetts; Parents- Hester and Linda Vernon of Milton, NC; Brothers; William Benton Vernon of Milton, NC and Michael Barrett Wiles and wife, Kim of Danville, VA; Sisters; Debra Vernon Evans and husband, Michael of Sanford, NC and Kathryn Wiles Brown and husband, Les of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Purley United Methodist Church, 4011 Old North Carolina Hwy 86, Yanceyville, NC. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Purley United Methodist Church. At other times the family will be at the home of his parents, 3629 Yarborough’s Mill Road, Milton, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Semora Vol. Fire Dept.

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Harrelson Funeral Services of Yanceyville, NC is privileged to be serving the Vernon family.