Vernon Halbert, 71 year old resident of Arnett,died Wednesday, November 20, 2002 in the Vici Nursing Home in Vici. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 in the Arnett American Legion Hut Post #313 with the Reverend Donnetta Hunter officiating, Burial followed in the DeBolt Cemetery under the direction of Billings Funeral Hope.
Charles Vernon Halbert was born December 10, 1930 at Peek, Oklahoma; he was the son of Walter Scott and Pearl Ellen (Mitchell) Halbert. Vernon attended the Redden and Lone Bell schools. He was married to LaWanna Hunter in Arnett. Two children were born to this union. Vernon lived all of his life in the Arnett area except for the time he spent serving his country in the United States Air Force in 1951 and 1952.
Vernon as he was known to his friends and family loved working with his cattle and horses. He loved music and playing music with his family. He loved dancing and visiting with his family and friends.
He is survived by one daughter, Verna Sue Hodges and husband Roger of Canyon, Texas; one grandson, Shawn Hodges of Canyon, Texas; one brother, David Halbert of Vici; two sisters, Myldred Dannett and husband R. J. of Frontenac, Kansas; Eileen Hunter and her husband Leo of Woodward; a special nephew and wife, Dennis and Pat Hunter of Woodward; one aunt, Hattie Ann Huxley of Harper, Kansas; one uncle Lester Mitchell; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Walter James Halbert and one sister, Wilma Geurin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arnett American Legion Post #313 with the funeral home as custodian
Obit transcribed by Webmaster from unknown Ellis County newspaper submitted by Linda Fox
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