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Vernon Lee Wilson

April 30, 1936 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 83)


Vernon Lee Wilson, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at his residence. He was 83.

Born on April 30, 1936, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Oscar and Virgie Walls Wilson. He retired after forty-two years of working at Arvin’s Industries. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ginseng digging, playing poker, dry land fishing, and working in the garden.

Vernon is survived by five daughters, Sheila (Quinton) Hall of Lanexa, Virginia, Twyla (Jamie) Thomas of Stanford, Melita (Robert) Luckins of Franklin, Indiana, Matana (Dale) Poff of Liberty, and Verna (Curtis) Chaffin of Nancy; twenty-four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Other survivors include a sister, Rosemary Shoaf of Liberty; five brothers, Lester Wilson, Lloyd (Josephine) Wilson, Garland (Carol) Wilson, David (Judy) Wilson, and Earl (Brenda) Wilson, all of Liberty; three step-sons; three step-daughters; and two special friends, May Watson of Franklin, Indiana and Pauline Wilson of Liberty.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a special friend, Wanda Gilford.

Due to efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and recent requirements implemented by the Office of Governor Andy Beshear and The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, funeral services will be performed privately for family only. The funeral will be officiated by Bro. Johnny Maupin with interment to follow at Poplar Springs Cemetery.

There will be a “drive-thru” visitation on Monday, April 13, 2020, from 4:30 P.M.- 7:30 PM at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Visitors may pay their respects from their vehicles and given a memorial folder to keep. IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR VEHICLE. CONDOLENCES MAY BE OFFERED WITH YOUR VEHICLE WINDOW ROLLED DOWN.

Funeral services will be live-streamed at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday on the Facebook page for McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Poplar Spring Cemetery Fund at 3945 Dry Ridge Road, Liberty, Kentucky, 42539.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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