Vernon Adair

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Pastor Justin Hiens will officiate. Entombment will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 9-11 a.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Michael Hopper, Tyler Hopper, Donald Wayne Mudd, Tony Walker, Brother Kerry Shopher and David Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Faith Sunday School Class and the CNA Risk Management Group in Louisville, Ky.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261.
Mr. Adair was born Oct. 28, 1945, in Louisville, son of the late Hardy and Leita (Johnson) Adair. He married the former Pamela Walker Dec. 16, 1995. She survives. Vernon was a graduate of Southern High School in Louisville and attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and the University of Louisville. He had been employed as a safety professional for CNA Insurance for 21 years and by Fireman’s Fund Insurance for 15 years. He had been a master instructor for the National Utility Contractors Association and was named one of the top 10 master instructors for the Occupational Safety and Health Association.
Vernon was a member of the American Society of Engineers for 25 years and served as president of the Louisville chapter from 1990 to 1992. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City and the Faith Sunday School Class.
He is also survived by three sons and his daughter-in-law, Michael and Gina Adair of Lafayette, Ind., Stephen Adair of Louisville and Scott Wilkes of Union City; his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Michael Hopper of Martin; three sisters and his brother-in-law, France and Willie Laurie of Youngstown, Ohio, Elna Bolton of Louisville and Carolyn Burton of Kennesaw, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Tyler Hopper of Martin, Seth Wilkes of Union City and Madison Adair of Louisville.

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