Vernon Lee Childers

Born on September 20, 1939

Departed on February 19, 2018

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Vernon “Snake” Childers, passed away on February 19, 2018. He was born in Hazard (Bulan) KY on September 20, 1939 and lived in Cincinnati, OH for many years. Vernon was the valedictorian of his high school class. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. Vernon completed 3 combat tours of duty in Vietnam, was stationed in Germany and South Korea. He was also in England, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Thailand, and Japan.
Vernon was preceded in death by his wife, who also proudly served in the U.S. Army, Carole Childers, mother Hester Childers Miller, step-father Andrew Miller, father Robert Childers, sister Dorothy Clos Childers, brothers, Harold Truman Childers, James Rolland Childers, and Ulis Childers, who also were in the military.
Vernon is survived by his only child, who also proudly served in the U.S. Army, Christina Humphrey, son-in-law Michael Humphrey, other family, nieces Marla Wentz, Cincinnati, OH, Stormy and Ken Mills, Elsmere, KY, Terry and Dave Wahl, Cincinnati, OH, Cobina Childers, Hazard, KY, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Friday February 23 from 10 am until service time at 12pm with Charles Baugh, officiating. Interment with military honors will be at 2pm at Kentucky State Veteran’s Cemetery West, Hopkinsville, KY.

4 Comments to Vernon Lee Childers

  1. Fay Hicks
    February 21, 2018 7:57 am

    I met Vernon in 2008 when Christina came to to work at TN Department of Tourist Development.

    I loved them both and Michael from Day One.

    I thank God for allowing me to have Vernon as a FRIEND for the last 10 years.

    Many THANKS to ALL for their dedicated military service to our country.

    May God bless the Childers and Humphrey families with beautiful memories of Vernon -and – peace.

    Your forever friend, Fay Hicks

  2. Jan Elliott
    February 21, 2018 11:33 am

    Christina, you have my deepest sympathy. It Thanks to all of your family for serving God and country.

  3. Lauren Johnson
    February 21, 2018 2:29 pm

    Christina, I am so sorry for your loss. It looks like your dad was a good man. I know you will miss him.
    Prayers for comfort.

  4. kimberly jones
    February 21, 2018 3:29 pm

    Christina and Mike,

    Snake was the nicest man ever to me, so polite and professional always!!! When I first met him he reminded me of my own dad, a man with a kind and loving heart and hard working man with a beautiful smile. I hope he knows how much he was loved and missed by me as well as Chrissy and Mike. Heaven has received another angel now, rest in peace Snake.

    Love ya,

    Kimberly Jones and family

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