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James Edward Vest

Published 4:59pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 10, 2012

Funeral for James Edward Vest, 83, of Eva will be Thur., Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Mayfield and the Rev. Roger Vest officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial will be in Oden Ridge Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wed., Dec. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Vest died on Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born March 13, 1929, in Morgan County to Henry Virgil Vest and Mary Magdalene (Thomas) Vest. Mr. Vest was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean

War, a recipient of the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and other various medals and awards. He was a Sergeant with Company C, 1343rd Engineering Combat Battalion. He was a very respected man in the Eva Community and was owner and operated the – Vest “u-pick-it” Farm. He gave people opportunities when no one else would. He loved his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Vest of Eva; two sons, Tommy Edward Vest and wife Sharon of Moulton and Mike Vest and wife Gina of Eva; a daughter, Vickie Vest Moses and husband Tony of Eva; four sisters, Lucille Ball and Reba Taylor, both of Hartselle, Judy Holland of Rogersville and Janny Chaney of Falkville; nine grandchildren, Carea, Chris, Kimberly, Jacob, Jennifer, Todd, Shane, Misty and Jerry; 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chris Vest, Jacob Moses, Todd Vest, Jeff Adkins, Keith Wallace and Brad Mayfield.

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