Vernon Huck, 77, of Jackson unexpectedly passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Cape Girardeau.
He was born June 19, 1944, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, to Julius J. and Evelyn Zerwig Huck. He had four siblings, Arlene, Wayne, Arneda and Delbert.
Vernon and Karla Basler were united in marriage Dec. 27, 1965, in Ste. Genevieve. Their union was blessed with three children, Mike, Sheree and Patrick.
Vernon earned a master's degree in education and a specialist degree. He devoted his career to public schools in Ste. Genevieve and Jackson. He also taught two years at Valle Catholic High School in Ste. Genevieve. He was a teacher, football coach, principal and athletic director. Most recently, he worked as a field supervisor for student teachers. His true love was the football teams he coached. He could talk about plays from games he played in or coached dating back to the 1960s.
Vernon enjoyed sports competition. After retirement, he organized a Tuesday Evening Men's Golf League at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. He was an avid hunter, loved playing and working at Bent Creek Golf course, and did taxidermy for over 40 years. His greatest love was his family. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also loved going to their athletic events.
Vernon and Karla were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson.
Loving survivors include his wife, Karla Huck of Jackson; three children, Mike (Beth) Huck of Kirkwood, Missouri; Sheree (Ryan) Behrndt of O'Fallon, Missouri; and Patrick (Vicki) Huck of Kirkwood. He was a proud grandpa to five grandchildren, Connor (Cassandra) Huck, Lindsay Huck, Brock Behrndt, Chase Behrndt and Nathan Huck; and a great-grandpa to two great-grandchildren, Carson Huck and Cataleigh Huck.
He has three surviving siblings, Arlene Clerc, Wayne (Joyce) Huck and Arneda (Dennis) Kimball.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Delbert Huck; two sisters-in-law, Dee and Rita Huck; and a brother-in-law, Gene Clerc.
A memorial visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the donor's choice of church or charity.
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