Vernon Owen Seddon

February 23, 1928March 28, 2021

Vernon O. Seddon, 93, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on March 28, 2021. He was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late John A. Seddon and Olga J. (McCaslin) Seddon.

"Vern" graduated from Reitz High School, Class of 1946, and served in the U.S. Army as a medical technician in Korea. He was a member of IBEW Local 16 and the Free Masons. Vern was a long-time square dance caller, well known in the tristate area. He received a commission of Kentucky Colonel, and was a member of the Blue Grass Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Leroy and Arnold; sister, Dorthea, and his first wife, Jeanette Garrett Seddon.

Vern is survived by his wife, Mary (Patterson) Vickers Seddon; children, Karen Seddon, Steve Seddon (Patti) and Kelli Seddon-Burris (Roy); grandchildren, Kirk and Kara Seddon, Garrett Seddon (Celty), and Royce and Mason Burris; 3 great-grandchildren; step-children, Angie Vickers Rhoades (Timothy) and Anthony Vickers; step-grandchildren, Jeremy and Branden (Liz), and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation may be made in honor of Vernon Seddon to the American Cancer Society.


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Sue Morrison

March 30, 2021

I used to own Sunburst Stained Glass, and Vernon was someone I was always happy to see arrive at the Studio. His kindness, Blue Grass Church connection, and humor were always welcome. Please accept my shared sorrow at his loss.

Sue Morrison

Ron and Norma Faust

March 30, 2021

Prayers. So sorry for your loss. We miss dancing to Vern.

Sherry Crose

March 30, 2021

On behalf of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Order offers its deepest condolences and is proud of a life well lived by Colonel Seddon.

Sherry Crose, Executive Director
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Peter Swaim

March 30, 2021

Kelli, so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. May God Bless his Spirit and comfort you and your extended family and friends during this difficult time.

Howard n Jan Titzer

March 30, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Vern. Good memories !! Our love n prayers for Mary n family. RIP

Kim Musgrave

March 30, 2021

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our Brother Vernon Seddon. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family and share in their loss. A private tribute to his memory will be held at our next Union meeting in his honor.
Rest in peace, Brother.
With Deepest Sympathy,
The Officers, Staff and Members of IBEW Local Union 16
Evansville, Indiana

Julia Wood

March 30, 2021

My sympathy to Mary and his family. I have such good memories of square dancing to Vern's calling. He was a fine person besides a great caller. Because of bad knees I had to stop dancing but it was such a fun activity for several years even though I was a single woman who didn't have a regular partner; in fact sometimes I had to dance the man's part. I hadn't seen the Seddons for many years but have good memories.

Betty Deputy

March 29, 2021

So sorry to hear of Vern's passing. Sympathy to Mary and family. So many wonderful memories of square dancing with one of the best callers.