Kenneth A. Vermillion, 78, of Bellefontaine, passed away at his residence Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
He was born on Happy Hill (Flat Branch Road) on May 11, 1935, to the late Chance and Elsie Black Vermillion. He also was preceded in death by four sisters, Doris Vermillion, Pauline Calvert, Marjorie Hosack and Elva Mae Vermillion; and two brothers, Edward (Edna) and George (Sarabelle) Vermillion.
On July 2, 1960, he married the former Ina F. Mullins and she survives, along with a son, Greg (Melody) Vermillion of Ada; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Randy) Preston, Benjamin (Julie) Thaxton and Brent (Kristi) Thaxton; great-grandchildren, Kaden Kirkpatrick, Kiley Preston and Jacob, Josh, Emily, Kaitlyn and Nikki Thaxton; two sisters, Dorothy (Allen) Hale and Audrey (Dwight) Deckard, both of Ridgeway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kenny served his country from 1957 to 1959 in the U.S. Army, where he received a marksman award.
Kenny and his wife spent many years in Windfall, Ind., where he was a farmer and owner of I&K Farms and Windfall Crop Service, Inc. He also worked for Hartley Grain of Elwood, Ind., as a fertilizer applicator.
He enjoyed life and being around people. Kenny especially enjoyed winning euchre games with family and friends. His laughter and jokes were an integral part of his many friends, including the Freddie and Ilo Spears Family, Dick and Lu Dixon, Rodney and Nancy Gilman, Dick and Wendy Davis and Ferlen and Marlene Butler.
Pastor Ed Jarrell conducts a services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home, Kenton, where visitation is two hours prior. Burial is in the McDonald Fairview Cemetery, with military rites by Kenton AMVETS Post 1994 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations made to the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association.
Condolences may be expressed at www.stoutcrates.com.