Vernon T. Wilson

Sunrise: August 25, 1945

Sunset: July 9, 2021

Friday morning on July 9, at 10:35 am, the Lord whispered Vernon name and ushered him into eternal rest.

Vernon Thomas Wilson was born on August 25, 1945, in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Thomas Scott Sr. and Eddiemae Virginia Wilson.  He was predeceased by four brothers Michael Scott, Wyatt White, Donnell Scott, and Thomas Scott Jr.

He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked for Portsmouth Sheriff Department for 20 years and worked at Vulcan Material Company for 25 years until he retired.

Vernon was a kind, generous and caring person and loved to assist feeding the hungry and helping people. Vernon loved to have fun and enjoyed being around family and friends. His favorite songs were Sending up my Timber and I’m coming up on the rough side of the Mountain.

Vernon leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife Clarice B. Wilson of 35 years, two daughters Vernice Wilson (Harold); Detra Robinson (William of Portsmouth, Virginia; three sons Vernon Wilson Jr., Vernon Williams (Denise) and William E. Williams (Stephanie) and one step-son Travis Brinkley all from Portsmouth, VA, ; one sister Zelma Stevenson (Curtis) of Portsmouth, VA; two brothers David Scott (Yvonne); Kenny Scott (Yulanda) and three uncles Richard Scott, Arondus Wilson from Portsmouth, Virginia and Herman Wilson from Newbern, North Carolina and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Viewing Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, July 19, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 *Masks Required*

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    Brenda Hayes says

    My condolences and prayers to the family.

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    Jimmy Collins says

    My deepest condolences to the family. I will always remember our many great years of working together. He will be dearly missed.

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    Bill Rucker says

    My condolences to the Family, Vernon was a good friend to many,
    I first met Vernon when I started on the Sheriff’s Office and over the years he was always the first to help a newbie as myself, he will be truly missed.

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