Vernon McKinley Dull

Published 9:58 am Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mr. Vernon McKinley Dull, 91, of Macy Langston Lane, Mocksville, died Friday, April 15, 2016, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born Jan. 12, 1925 in Davie County to the late Luther McKinley and Myrtle Virginia Edwards Dull. Mr. Dull was a graduate of High Point University, Class of 1949, where he was a member of DAE fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Duke Power after 25 years. Mr. Dull was owner of Vernon’s of Mocksville, Inc. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where he had served as Sunday school superintendent for 15 years, chair of the building committee and a certified lay speaker. Mr. Dull was a member of Mocksville Masonic Lodge A.F.&A.M. 134 and the Breakfast Club. He had served as senior speaker for the Tarheel Legislature, director of the Davie Chamber of Commerce for five years, local president of the Jaycee’s, director, district vice president, president and life member of International Right of Way Carolina Chapter 31/33, Senior Right of Way agent, chair of the board of adjustments for 12 years, chair of March of Dimes for eight years and PTO president at Pinebrook Elementary School. Honors and awards included induction into the Republican Hall of Fame, Volunteer of the Year for Davie County and recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Margaret Langston Dull; a daughter, Sheila Collette Grubb Chrissman; a brother, Thurmand Dull; and in-laws, Maxine and Richard Carter, Nellie Dull and Johnny Neilson.

Survivors: a daughter, Tina Gobble (Brent) of Mocksville; 3 grandchildren, Brittany (Eric Bost), Alex Gobble (Kathryn Bradshaw), all of Mocksville and Kendra Grubb of Charlotte; a great-grandson, Banks Gobble; a sister, Linda Pendleton (Mike) of Gastonia; fiancé, Ruth Davis of Mocksville; 2 brothers, Gene Dull (Penne) of Statesville and Dean Dull (Iris) of Holden Beach; 2 sisters-in-law, Rachel Howard and Nell Neilson; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, J.B. Caldwell.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Arnold Gosnell and Rick Carter officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the District 11 Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 19, at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Wesley Chapel UMC, c/o Betty West, 3532 NC 801 N, Mocksville.