Vernon Smith Sr.

November 20, 1933July 31, 2018

Vernon E. Smith Sr. (a.k.a. Baby, Bunk, El Ropo, Daddy Rabbit, VE, Smitty), 84 of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in passing by his parents, a brother, a sister, and a grandson, Tino. Vernon was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was well-loved by everyone. Left to cherish his memory, his wife of 39 years, Judy (Jitterbug); his five children and their spouses, his 14 grandchildren, his 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, and all who knew him. Visitation will be Friday, August 3, 2018 from 3-7pm at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 12noon in the Arch L. Heady Chapel. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central.


  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Vernon Smith Sr.

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Roger and Nita (Smith) Brown

August 4, 2018

Vernon will always be in our hearts. Even though he was a cousin he seemed like a brother. Peace and prayers to the family.

Wayne Hatcher

August 3, 2018

Paul, Judy and all the family,
Thinking of you all during this time. Very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers....
Wayne and Becky