Funeral services for Harold E. ‘Hoss’ Vermillion, 93, were held March 13 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Sandlick Cemetery.
A son of the late William Irby and Ava Pendleton Vermillion and a stepson of the late Gertrude Banks Vermillion, he was born in Letcher County. He died March 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
He was married to the late Walleen M. Collins Vermillion, and was the father of the late Harold Sanders Vermillion and a brother of the late Paul Vermillion, William Vermillion, Eugene Vermillion, Virginia Pigman, Nell Carr, Hilma Black and Hazel Walters.
Mr. Vermillion was a member of the Stuart Robinson High School Class of 1937, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater during World War II. He managed Letcher Insurance Agency in Whitesburg for 42 years and was a member and deacon of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Whitesburg Lions Club and was a board member and director of the Whitesburg Housing Authority.
Surviving are his primary caretakers, nephew, William C. Vermillion and wife Charolette of Hebron; a niece, Anna D. Hall and husband Carl of Whitesburg; a sister-in-law, Judith Vermillion of Whitesburg; a brother-in-law, Joe E. Carr of Knoxville; and Linda and David Clark of Whitesburg.
Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.