Marty Dale Vernon, 61 of Woodville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Agape Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery.
Marty was a devoted husband, father, Pawpaw and friend. He was a lifelong Jackson County farmer, dedicated to preserving the sanctity of the small family farm. He was a Woodville High Class of 1977 member and an alumnus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. he worked at SCI-Sanmina for 28 years, with the last 13 at SES in Huntsville. An active member of Agape Baptist Church, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame. Marty was most at home on a tractor in the field, doing what God created him to do. He farmed beside his brother on the family farm for over 50 years. He loved Jesus, his wife, daughters, son-in-law, Tucker and his friends without reservation. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Vernon; daughters, Allison Vernon, Kristin (C.J.) Gentle; grandson and hero, Tucker Vernon Gentle; dedicated right-hand man, Brandon (Molly) Lewis; brother, John (Paula) Wilson; sister-in-law, Sandra Vernon; several cousins, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford and Marie Vernon; brother, Mark Vernon