OBITUARY: Vernon Lee Inman


Vernon Lee Inman passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Maury Regional Medical Center, he was 81 years old.

Born November 8, 1941, in Nowata, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Oscar Inman and the late Beulah Couch Inman.

After graduating from high school, he started in the cattle business. He met many people over the years all over the country. When Mr. Inman was not working, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, whom he married September 13, 1980, Joyce ‘Josie” Inman; children, Vernon “Two” (Karlee) Inman, II, Tammy (Dusty) Gaff, Trent (Ruth) Inman, Kristen (Stan) Alexander; grandchildren, Sage Inman, Cheyenne Gaff, Dakota (Ashley) Gaff, Fletcher Inman, Daxton Inman, Justin Inman, Cody Inman, Ty Alexander; great-grandson, Bowen Gaff; and beloved dog, Shooter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelley Jo Inman; and son, Timmy Inman.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow Lynnwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Leo Marsh, Jeff Officer, Kevin Demastus, Jeffrey West, Phil Hewitt, Matt Reints, Bobby Meacham and Brian Potter. Honorary pallbearers include Buddy Head, Butch Schulz, Gary Seals, Larry Richardson, Kenny Hanvy, Frank Poling, Doug Wilson, Ralph Terry, and Jimbo McCormack

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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