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Vernon Ray Sullins Sr

Vernon Ray Sullins, age 83, died Saturday November 11, 2023, at Texas County Memorial Hospital. Vernon was born May 4, 1940, at Hazelton, Missouri to James and Bessie (Buckner) Sullins. He attended Craddock School near Licking where he graduated 8th grade. He married Beverly Green on September 23, 1960. Together they had eight children: Virgil, Betty, Stanley, Stephen, Merry, Vernon Jr., Michael, and Belinda. Vernon worked 45 years at Storm Lumber Company where he was a mechanic and Jack of all Trades until 2020 when he became ill and had to retire. He was a caring man, who loved his family very much and would do anything for anybody. He was loved by many. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Vernon is preceded in death by his, son Stephen; daughter, Belinda; and daughters-in-law, Tammy and Bonnie; parents, James and Bessie Sullins; brothers, William, James and Thomas Jewel; sisters, Viola Holt, Violet Grady, Beulah Sullins, Wilma Smith, Wilda Lane and Frances Shrout. Surviving family members include his wife, Beverly Sullins; sons, Virgil, Stanley, Vernon Jr, and Michael; daughters, Betty Beal and Merry (Kenneth) Inskeep; ten grandkids, Cody (Kayla) Sullins, Jason Beal, Tyla (Jay) Taylor, Ryan Inskeep, Holly Inskeep (Dorian Williamson), Dustin (Chelsey) Sullins, Michael Sullins Jr, Gracey (Chris) Walters, Brandon (Jim) Roberts and Kaylee Gale (Keith Bradley); great grandchildren; Lacey, Cole, Kris, Amanda, Cody, Adam, Bella and Eleanor; sisters in law, Shirley Settlemire and Shirley Booker; and his favorite niece, Becky Holland.