Vernon M. Gill, 96, of Garden City died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Garden City Cemetery, located in Garden City, Texas.
He was born in Nolan County to Bob and Clara Holloway Gill. Vernon moved to Glasscock County in 1928 and graduated from Garden City High School in 1933. In 1935, he moved to Sterling County, where he met Glenda Cox. They married March 17, 1937.
Vernon worked on Claude Collins' ranch southwest of Sterling City from 1935 to 1945 and was the foreman for six years. In 1945, he moved his family back to Garden City. He and Glenda owned and operated the local drug store and general store from 1952 to 1972 and he was the Garden City Postmaster from 1950 until he retired in 1982.
All his adult life he ranched. He said regardless of what other work he did, he never could get ranching out of his system.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Gill of Garden City; one daughter, Marceline Wright and husband Harold of Euless; two sons, Waymon Gill and wife Virginia of Amarillo and Van Gill of San Marcos; three grandsons, Tracy Gill, Eric Wright and Steven Wright; two great-granddaughters, Brooke and Mallory Gill; and one great-grandson, Dylan Wright.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and two brothers.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com