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Vernon Friend

January 3, 1926 November 3, 2018
Vernon Friend
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Vernon Leroy Friend passed away November 3rd, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 92.
He was born January 3rd, 1926 in Lamar, Oklahoma to Walter and Mammie Adams Friend.

Vernon graduated from Holdenville High School and Joined The Army Air Force and served his country during World War II earning the Victory Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. He attended Aerial Gunnery School. Vernon loved singing and playing country music and spent many years entertaining in Long Beach, California. Vernon was an avid golfer, loved his church, Sunday School and was very active in the First Baptist Church in Midwest City

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Friend and Mamie Mouser, son, Rusty Friend, brothers; Leon Friend, Willie Mouser and his step mother, Pauline Friend.

He is survived by his son, Keith Short of Little Rock, Arkansas, sister, Marie Friend Roberts of Tulsa, and half siblings, Jeanie, Jane and Austin, nieces, Vicki Roberts of Jenks and Beverly Deardorff of Tulsa.

Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday November 7, 2018 at Holdenville Cemetery with Bill Robinson and Pastor Dane Robinson officiating.

Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Holdenville.


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