Funeral services for Vernon Thedford, 79, Whitehouse, will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Burks Walker Tippit chapel with the Rev. Mike Cline officiating. Burial will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery. Mr. Thedford died Sept. 12, 2009, in a Tyler hospice.
He was born April 9, 1930, in Tyler to the late Russell and Verdie Thedford, and had lived in the Whitehouse/Flint areas all his life. He worked for Young Motor Company, which became Richardson Ford as a mechanic and later retired from Whitehouse ISD after 20 years of teaching auto mechanics. Mr. Thedford was an outdoorsman and loved to fish and deer hunt.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Maurine Thedford.
He is survived by wife of 44 years, Carolyn Thedford of Whitehouse; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Linda Thedford of Flint; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bob Hagan, Harry Stainback, Tim McClenny, Jimmy McClenny, Acker Hanks and Jerald McMillan.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.