Vernon Petrey, age 86, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Thompson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, KY.
Vernon was born on November 10, 1934 in Pulaski County to the late Millard McKinley Petrey and Zula Evalee Bailey Petrey. He was a 20 year veteran of the United States Navy and member of Bethel Baptist Church. Vernon enjoyed camping, riding his tractor and going to B&L Grocery and shooting the breeze with his buddies.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred Rankin Petrey, whom he married in 1977 in Madison County, KY; one son, Vernon (and Jody) Petrey, Jr. of Burnside; one brother, Danny Dale (and Mattie) Petrey of Somerset; one sister, Glenda Durham of Somerset; and two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Petrey of Science Hill and Nancy Louise Petrey of Somerset.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Petrey and Cloyd Petrey.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Shannon officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Bethel Baptist Church or the Gideon Bible Memorial Program.