Vernon Dale Waller – McLeansboro, IL

Vernon Dale Waller, 95, of McLeansboro, IL, passed away at 9:22 p.m., on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna, IL.

He was born on December 27, 1928, to Clyde and Stella (Ing) Waller in Benton, IL. On October 29, 1955, Vernon married Charlotte L. Carrell, and she preceded him in death on December 13, 2011, after 56 years of marriage.

Vernon was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War.

Vernon loved reading books on history, exploring nature and rock and arrowhead collecting with his granddaughter, Kaitlyn. He also enjoyed playing cards, games, gardening, and going to church. He especially loved tending to his pets and spending time with his family and friends.

Vernon is survived by his daughter, Regina Nakamura of Jonesboro, IL and his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Nakamura.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Stella Waller, his wife, Charlotte L Waller, his stepson, Gus Edward Smith, his brother, Clyde Waller and his sister, Oma Randall.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main St., Benton, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the Little Springs Cemetery in Hamilton County, IL, with Minister Roger Turner, officiating.

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