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Vernon Tunnell Sr.


May 8, 2019

July 24, 1937 - May 3, 2019

Vernon Richard Tunnell Sr., 81, of Sweet Home, died May 3, 2019 at a care home in Vancouver, Wash.

He was born July 24, 1937 in Vernonia, the son of Richard L. and Hattie E. (Warner) Tunnell. 

He married Fay Clark in November 1959. They had five children and were foster parents to many children.

Mr. Tunnell retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and local sawmills. He was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church and was a CASA volunteer for 12 years.

Mr. Tunnell is survived by his wife, Fay Tunnell; childr...

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