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Vernon Lee Naffziger

December 26, 1956 November 9, 2018
Vernon Lee Naffziger
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Obituary for Vernon Lee Naffziger

Vernon L. Naffziger, 61, of Altamont, died at 1:23 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2018 at his home. He had been ill several months.
He was born December 26, 1956, in Dallas, Texas and was raised in Parsons by his grandparents, Orville Sketers and Dora (Johnston) Sketers. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1974 and attended Independence Community College.
Vernon was employed by the M-K-T Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Later he worked for A.T.&T. as a fiber optic inspector. In earlier years he was baptized in the Christian Church in Parsons and played baseball and softball. He loved to restore cars, do carpentry projects and ride motorcycles. His last project was restoring a 1970 Harley-Davidson Ultra Glide motorcycle.
On March 9, 1985 he and Tammy Gittins were married in Cherryvale. She survives. Other survivors include a sister, Charlene Naffziger Ware, of Cherryvale; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer and Betty Gittins, of Altamont; sister-in-law, Joni Wilkerson and husband Brian, of Lawrence; nephews, Robert Seward of St. Louis, MO, Tyler Gittins of Odessa, TX and Jonathan Gittins, of Seattle, WA; a niece Shelly Ward, of Cherryvale. Preceding him in death were his grandparents and a brother-in-law Terry Gittins.
The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday. A private burial will be Monday at Mound Valley Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to either the Center Bethel Church or the Western Way Cowboy Church. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online messages may be left at
A special thank you is extended by the family to Kindred Hospice for the care given Vernon.

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Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons

112 North 26th Street
Parsons, KS 67357

Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons
112 North 26th Street Parsons 67357 KS
United States

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Mound Valley Cemetery Final Resting Place

South of Flagpole
Mound Valley, AR 67354

South of Flagpole Mound Valley 67354 AR
United States

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Center Bethel Church

1699 18000 Rd
Parsons, AR 67357

Western Way Church

Highway 160 & Rooks Road
Rural Altamont, AR 67330

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