William Carlos "Carl" Vernon, 91, of Russellville, AR, passed peacefully surrounded by his family, Sunday, January 15, 2023, at his home in Russellville. The son of Elmer and Cleotha Hayes Vernon, he was born November 15, 1931, in Fort Smith, AR. He worked as a tool-room supervisor for Bechtel Corp. during the construction of Arkansas Nuclear One and Two and then as a custodian at Arkansas Tech.
He enjoyed Razorback football, gardening, and playing the slots. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Violet Nell Ledbetter Vernon.
He is survived by two daughters, Anita Lewis and husband, Gary, Russellville, and Laney Sweeden and husband, Preston, Morrilton; son, Bill Vernon and wife Delynn, Portland, TX; 2 sisters, Glenda Henderson and husband Gene, Bella Vista; Kay White and husband Ray, Union City, CA; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, and friends and family.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Union Grove Cemetery in Clarksville, under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Alzheimer's Association. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.