William Ernest Vest Sr.

April 3, 1925March 9, 2014

VEST, WILLIAM E. SR "ERNIE" 88, beloved husband of Mary E. Vest passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born April 9,1925 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ernie was a proud Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of the Navy boxing team and Navy deep sea drivers.

He was co-owner of Brown and Vest Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his sons William E. Vest Jr , Hollie E. Vest and Terry B. Hardin. He will be greatly missed by his children, Clara M. Hamze, Mary Rita Owings and stepchildren W. Doland Wright and E. Carol Wright, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home, at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road, Wednesday, March 12, from 4-8 pm. Funeral service will be on Thursday, March 13 at 12:00 at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village with burial at Louisville Memorial Gardens East. Family and friends may sign his guestbook and leave memories at


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 12, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, March 13, 2014

William Ernest Vest Sr.

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March 14, 2014

Rest in Peace Uncle Ernie ... Very fond memories of you growing up and visiting my Great Grandma Hazel Vest. Thank you for your service to our country and to our Jaggers/Vest family... Family of Tom and Elaine Sutherland ...

March 11, 2014

Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in God's eternal peace. From a grateful American.