Robert Vernon Vestal, 77, of Ashland, Ore., born Jan. 25, 1932 in Ashland, died April 19, 2009
He was the son of Gaylord, Sr. and Della Vestal . He lived his entire life in Ashland and retired from the U.S. Forest Service after more than 25 years.
He was loved by many for his unusal wit. He was involved many years in square dancing competitions, member of the United Methodist Church and Choir, Lions Club, Siskiyou Singers, and Hand Radio club. He enjoyed reading, putting puzzles together and playing, listening and composing music.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Taylor; brothers, Gaylord and Donald and infant brother, Virgil.
Surviving relatives are niece, Peggie Taylor Irvin(James), of Sultan, Wash.; great-nieces, Wendy Irvin(Dan Bowman), of Monroe, Wash. and Cindy Jordan (Phillip), of Monroe, Wash; nephews, Gary Vestal(Sonja), of Salem,Ore., Allen Vestal (Sharon), of Salem, Ore. and Dennis Vestal (Kay) of Salem, Ore.; and numerous cousins and friends and LOTS of girl friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 24, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ashland. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to your favorite charity. Arrangements are being handled by Litwiller-Simonson Funeral Home, Ashland.
Robert Vernon Vestal