Vest, Horace David

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Horace David Vest, 90, of Check, VA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 15, 2013. He was born as the youngest son of John Henry and Pallie Tice Vest on July 12, 1922.

Horace served his country as a paratrooper in World War II. His life work included timber cutting and excavation for over 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aberdeen McNiel Vest, his son, Clay Vest, and 12 siblings, Edgar, Letcher, Flossie, Essie, Wade, Lewis, Susie, Ralph, Audrey, Allene, Hugh, and Allie. He is survived by his daughter, Connie Quesenberry (Maurice); and sons, Tim Vest (Gennell); Doug Vest (Angie); grandchildren, Megan Quesenberry, Michelle Faherty (Mark), Marc Quesenberry ( Kim), Jessica Brevard (Chris), Charity Nolen (Mitchell), Matthew Vest, Hannah Vest, and great-grandson, Marshall Faherty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Mike Vest and the Reverend Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Floyd County V.F.W. Post # 7854 and Floyd American Legion Post # 127. Friends may call after 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 257, Floyd, VA 24091.

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