Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 9, 2014

Vernon Ray Stapleton 1977-2014

SOUTH SHORE — Vernon Ray Stapleton, 36, of South Shore, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 27, 1977, in Portsmouth. Vern was the beloved son of Vernon Lee Stapleton and Ellen Kemplin Farley, both of South Shore. Vernon R. was a supervisor/operator/laborer at Tunneling & Grouting Plus, a family-owned company owned by Vernon L. Stapleton.

Vern cherished every moment of time he spent with his precious son, Karter, and with his family and many friends. He was a 1996 graduate of Greenup County High School and served time in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed watching Kentucky Wildcats basketball and Ohio State football.

Vernon R. is survived by a son, Karter Ray Stapleton; his father, Vernon L. Stapleton; his mother, Ellen Kemplin; his stepmother, Natalya Stapleton, his maternal grandparents, Guy “Hansel” and Jettie Farley, and Maxine Gyurik; his sister, Crystal Stapleton Fritz; his half sister, Victoria Kemplin; two nephews, Ethan Brown and Brody Barker; three nieces, Daisy Barker, Kallista Barker and Ashton Kinsler; and uncles, aunts, cousins and several lifelong friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Little White Oak Chapel in South Portsmouth by the Rev. Charlie Mallory. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, March 10, 2014, at the church.

Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to robersonfuneral.com.


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