Vest Jr., John E.

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John E. (Buddy) Vest, Jr., 88, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 at his home in Radford. He was a member of Grove United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Hercules, with 33 years of service.

Survivors include his wife Johanna C. Vest; son and daughter-in-law, John E. “Jack” and Nancy E. Vest, of Sand Springs, Okla.; two granddaughters, Nancy Elizabeth Vest and Robin Diana Vest and her husband, Brian Coleman; great-grandson, Alexander John Coleman, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; niece, Margaret N. Schott, of Chester, Va.; and nephew, John Eccleston, of Hampstead, Md.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 11 a.m., at Grove United Methodist Church in Radford, with the Rev. Karen Lane officiating. Burial will be private.

A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the service. Memorial gifts may be made to Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Avenue, Radford, VA 24141.

The Vest family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.