John Vernon Vetzel

Born on November 28, 1938 in Melbourne, Florida
Departed August 11, 2022 in West Melbourne, Florida

John Vernon Vetzel, 83, went to be with the Lord, August 11, 2022.

John was loved very much by family and friends. He is survived by his daughter Angela (Jeffery) Hardin; brother Carroll (Renee) Vetzel; and sister, Ramona Cowart. He is also survived by three grandchildren Jeffery, David, and Jonathan Hardin; one great grandchild Landon, and his former wife Judith Vetzel.

John, known to his family as Vernon, was a veteran of the United States Army. He also worked as a salesman and a truck driver. Vernon loved spending time in or around airboats, fishing, and competing with his friends and family playing billiards. Vernon was the self-proclaimed “King of Billiards.” He also loved spending time with his family at gatherings playing cards and rooting for the Miami Dolphins.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 E. Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32901. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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Janet Hamphton from Ft. Lauderdale wrote on August 27, 2022:
He will be missed. I loved him! Good memories. Love Janet and family
Jason Lancaster from Palm Bay wrote on August 23, 2022:
I knew John from shooting pool, we used to play all the time before league started. He was such a nice guy and a lot of fun to play. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Kathy Sisson from Palm Bay wrote on August 21, 2022:
My sincere sympathies and prayers go to all of Vernon’s family. I know a piece of their heart is with him! Thinking of Vernon makes me smile. He was soft spoken, genuine, kind and witty (funny). A man who loved his family! It’s comforting to know Vernon is in his eternal home with the Lord, where we will meet again! Vernon, forever loved and forever missed! Love, Kathy
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