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William Preston Verner

May 15, 1940 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 79)


William Preston Verner, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019.  He was born on May 15, 1940 in Athens, Alabama to Billy Joe Verner and Gladys May (Hicks) Verner.  William graduated from Girard, Ohio High School in 1958 and served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962.  He loved motorcycle riding, camping, traveling, and the lake.  William was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Glen Verner; and daughter Melissa Ann Turley.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Pamela Verner of Mansfield; children, Chris Verner and wife Heidi of San Diego, California, Stephanie Rigby and husband Jed of Mansfield, Michael James of Venus, Steven James of Mansfield, Diane (James) Turquette and husband Mike of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren, Hannah Turley of Springfield, Missouri, Nathaniel Barron of Springfield, Missouri, Lily Barron of Springfield, Missouri, Preston Freisner of Dallas, Landry Rigby of Mansfield, Audrey Turquette of Los Angeles, California.

Donations in honor of William can be made to Community Hospice of Texas at

Memorial service for William will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:30AM at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale.  Inurnment will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at DFW National Cemetery at 1:00PM.

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Memorial Service
December 10, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Kennedale Sublett Road
Kennedale, TX 76060

December 10, 2019

1:00 PM
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX

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