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Vernon Eddy

Vernon was born on the family farm at Taylor, Florida, in Baker County on September 28, 1929, one month and one day before the start of the Great Depression.
He told many interesting stories, some funny, some sad, about growing up in those times. His stories left folks in awe. Many told him he should write a book, but he never did.
After graduating from Taylor High School he moved to Gainesville and managed the meat market of a small local grocery store for a few years. Then he worked for Sunnyland Packing Company as a sales rep for 38 years until his retirement. He won many company awards for his sales ability. He was always a happy and cheerful man. He always enjoyed spending time at their mountain cabin near Boone, NC.
He passed away February 3rd at Harbor Chase Memory Care Unit after a long siege of Alzheimer’s Disease.
He is survived by the love of his life, Lorraine Goode Eddy, to whom he was married 67 years. Also a sister, Marie Eddy Morrow of Gainesville, 2 sisters in law, Muriel Eddy and Fidella Eddy, daughter Susan Nalbandian of Gainesville, son Randy (DeAnn) Eddy of Kansas, and son Hal (Tammy) Eddy of Gainesville, 4 grandchildren Zabel (Paul) Thur de Koos, Zac (Maura) Eddy, Laura Eddy, and Kyle Eddy, and 2 great-grandchildren Paul and Alexis. He was pre-deceased by his parents, brothers Virgil Eddy and Maxie Eddy, and a sister Maggie Eddy Pinson.
A memorial service will be conducted by his long-time friend, Cary McCollum, on Saturday, Feb 11 at 11:00 A.M. At Parkview Baptist Church, 3403 N. W. 13th Street, Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, donations, in honor of Vernon Eddy, may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington DC, 20090-6011 or www.alz.org and/or E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, Fl. 32606

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