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Vernon McQueary, 79, Gilpin, KY native (1938-2017)

Vernon loved computers and technology. He enjoyed music and was a very devoted family man. Vernon was a skilled woodworker and furniture maker, an avid UK fan and a member of the First Christian Church in Liberty, KY, and a veteran of the United States Army. He was the son of the late Marvin Gerald McQueary & Laura Clark McQueary. His wife, Bette Kinne McQueary, survives. He leaves six direct living descendants.
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Vernon McQueary, age 79, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 11amET Thursday, September 21, 2017, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St., Liberty, KY, with the Rev. Ronn Oren officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplar Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 6pmET until 8pmET on Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Born August 11, 1938, in Gilpin, KY, he was a son of the late Marvin Gerald McQueary and Laura Clark McQueary. He died in Charlotte, NC, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the age of 79 years, one month, and five days.

Vernon was retired from the IT Department for Verizon. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kentucky. Vernon loved computers and technology. He enjoyed music and was a very devoted "family man". Vernon was a skilled woodworker and furniture maker. He was an avid UK fan and a member of the First Christian Church in Liberty, KY. Vernon was a US Army Veteran.

Survivors include his dear wife, whom he wed on September 7, 1963, Bette Kinne McQueary, and he following:
  • His son: Michael McQueary of Hillsborough, NC

  • Sisters: Barbara (and Joe) Beeler, Glenda Wesley, and JoAnn McQueary, all of Liberty, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Ryan, Jake, and Nikki
  • And two great-grandchildren: Owen and Aubree
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gerald and Gilbert McQueary.

Pallbearers will be Michael McQueary, Joe, Wakeman, and Brian Beeler, Frank Hunter, Jake Waggoner, Jarad Everett, and Ryan Becknell.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at

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Vernon McQueary, 79, Gilpin, KY native (1938-2017)

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