Vern was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was the fourth child of Claude Marion and Alice Shepherd Poynor.
Vern was given the best birthday present when he married the love of his life, Barbara Ruth Hoffman, on Sept. 30, 1949. They spent 69 years together and look forward to spending eternity together.
Vern was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings of which he was proud, one of which was a mission that he served along with his wife to Michias, Maine, where they made lasting friendships.
Everyone who met him loved him. His spirited personality made him known and remembered by many, whether he was umpiring or refereeing a game, hunting (which he loved), plumbing, or attending church, you always knew he was there by his “booming voice.”
He is survived by his wife Barbara; son Michael Vernon Poynor; daughters Chris North (Dave, deceased), Shauna Walters (John, deceased), Sheri Johnson (Mike), Tonya Holder (Marlin); 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and sister Jackie Rich.
Special thanks to Joe, Alice, and Eva of Hospice of Utah. We couldn’t have done it without you.
A viewing is to take place Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah. Another viewing will take place Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 9-11 a.m. at the Grantsville 4th Ward, 428 S. Hale Street, Grantsville, Utah, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment is to take place at 3 p.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit memorialutah.com.
Job well done, Vern. Watch out Heaven, here he comes!