Vernon Jay Withers

Published 12:08 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Vernon Jay Withers


Vernon Jay Withers, 68, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born in Dunnville, Kentucky on December 12, 1948, a son of the late Dallas and Montie Luttrell Withers.

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Vernon proudly served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War and was awarded two Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star. He continued serving his community as the longtime Police Chief of Perryville. He loved his job and enjoyed the interaction with people and socializing with everyone. He was an avid collector and was very fond of all things old.

Survivors include a son, Jonathan Withers; and two brothers, Vertreece Ray Withers (Darlene) and Walter Glen Withers (Connie).

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday March 10, 2017, at Walden Funeral Home (formerly Wilder Funeral Home) in Perryville. Burial will follow with military honors at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Friends may call beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Edwards, Anthony and Marty Young, Tony Perkins, Brian Caldwell and Leon Phillips.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Perryville Police Department in Vernon’s memory.