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Jerald Vermillion

Jerald (“Stogie/Jerry”) Vermillion, Sept. 26, 1944-May 1, 2021.
Jerry will always be deeply loved and remembered, but what we all want to focus on is the dash between his birthdate and untimely death. In everyone’s life it’s the dash in between that’s the most important and he certainly impacted each and every one of us with his love, support and strength.
On Sept. 26, 1944, Jerry was born to Maurice and Maxine (Whitmore) Vermillion in Kenton. He graduated from Kenton High School in the Class of 1963. One fateful day driving around the square in town, he met his future wife, Ina Lee Packer. They were married two years later on July 4, 1965, and for almost 56 years was a devoted and loving partner.
He is survived by a daughter, Kayla Vermillion (Ashley) of Findlay; and twin daughters: Kelly Miller of Carey and Shelly Wickman (Kim) of McCutchenville. He was preceded in death by a son, Chad Edward Vermillion. Grandchildren include: Aylssa Griffin (Shawn) of Kansas, Taylor Egbert (Zach) of Botkins and Felicite Smith of Findlay. He has one great-grandson, Hank Griffin of Kansas and a great-granddaughter, Zoe Griffin, also of Kansas.
Surviving siblings: Linda Rowe Garmon of Kenton, James Vermillion of Hot Springs, Ariz., Dan Vermillion of Bryan, Ted (Paula) Vermillion of Madisonville, Tenn.; and sister-in-law, Linda Vermillion of Delavan, Wisc. He was preceded in death by parents: Maurice Vermillion and Maxine Whitmore; and by siblings: Connie Weber and Michael Vermillion.
Stogie retired from Guardian Industries where he was maintenance and welder.
You would often find Stogie working in his work shop making anything and everything from forging knives and making leather cases for his knives and zippo lighters. He made the most beautiful pen and pencil sets made out of deer antlers, wood or whatever he could find. He supported his daughters and grandchildren through many years of sporting events, never missing a single one. Rain, snow or hail he would stand out in the weather until the last out was called, the last throw measurements were announced and the last hurdle was jumped. He coached his girls not only through sports, but through life which has made us the strong women we are today.
There will be no services or visitation per his request.
Jerry will be missed by many and although our hearts are shattered, we will all proudly remember that amazing dash and the impact he had on our lives. We are forever grateful for the endless love he had for each and every one of us and how he carved a piece of himself in all our hearts.
Remember the dash between Sept. 26, 1944, and May 1, 2021.
Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey is honored to serve Jerry’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

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