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He was born to Ray and Nettie Brant on March17, 1921 in Drury , Kansas . He graduated from May High School, May, Okla. Afterwards he attended Phillips University in Enid, Okla.
During his younger years he worked as a Ranch Hand on the vast Cooper Ranch, between Ft. Supply and Buffalo. Oh, the stories he could tell about working on the ranch. He was a Golden Gloves boxer, which led to a brief professional boxing career. His calling was as a Professional truck driver. He drove for approx 50 years. During that time he had 1 accident early in his career, a record he was proud of.
Vernon proudly served his country during WWII, as a member of The United States Air Force. After the war Vernon returned home and worked building the dam at Ft. Supply Lake in Ft. Supply.
Vernon was an avid fisherman. Some of his fondest memories was returning home for visits and fishing with his Dad and Uncle Clarence and any other family members who cared to tag along. In his retirement years he greatly enjoyed playing cards with old friends and taking bus trips to the casino's around Okla. and over into Mississippi, with his retired fiends and his traveling buddy, his daughter Amber. Vernon is preceded in Death by his Parents, Ray and Nettie of Ft. Supply, Sister's Loraine Rosher of Wich
Vernon is survived by his wife Bessie Smith Brant of the Grace Living Center, Buffalo. His Sister, Vivian Grace of May. His daughter Amber Quinby of Lewisburg, Tenn.; Judy Brant of Rogersville, Al. His son's Monty and wife Retha of Nixa, Mo., Kirby of Magnolia, Tx, Morris and wife Jeannie of Velma, Ok.; son-in-law Greg Quinby; 17 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great great-Grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.
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