Our Story

Deep Roots in the Community

Vernon Family Funeral Homes honors and continues a tradition of unsurpassed locally & family-owned and operated funeral homes in Champaign County, Ohio.

Dave and Tammy Vernon met while studying at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. They’ve since become devoted partners in life and in their caring, professional service to grieving families. Together they have two children Victoria and Colin.

The Vernon family moved to Champaign County in 1999 when David Vernon was hired to be the manager of the funeral home in Urbana and West Liberty.

In 2003, Dave and Tammy Vernon founded Vernon Family Funeral Homes. In thatyear they purchased from Don and Dessie McDonald the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg (now the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home) and the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg (now the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home). Two years later, they purchased the former Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Urbana to establish their third location, Vernon Funeral Home.

In 2013, David’s father Cliff Vernon retired from a long career of being an engineer. Shortly after he founded Vernon Monuments and began helping families create forever lasting memories. Victoria Vernon Daughter to Dave and Tammy joined her grandfather in the monument company. They later renamed the company to Set N Stone Monuments.

In 2018, after graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Colin David Vernon also Joined the family business. He began his apprenticeship in August 2018 and will be a fully licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. 

Skillman, McDonald & Vernon
Vernon Funeral Home
Urbana, OH
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon
North Lewisburg, OH

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