- Vernon was born in Spottsville, KY on June 4, 1942 to Edgar U. and Cecille R. Barnett.
- He attended Stanley Hall School, Bosse High School and North Trade School.
- He was in the United States Navy retired in 1980.
- He was employed as a Maintenance Mechanic with alcoa.
- He married Judith A. Carey on June 7, 1964 they have two daughters Tamara D. Baughn and Teresa D. Terry.
- He and his wife attend Bethel Temple Church where they are co-councilors in a pastor’s class.
- Vernon passed away November 2,2017
Vernon’ s Masonic History
- Vernon was raised a Master Mason in Evansville Lodge # 64 November of 1987
- He has plural memberships in Lessing Lodge # 464, Daylight Lodge # 752, Constellation # 748 and Reed Lodge # 316.
- He is a Past Master of Evansville Lodge.
- He became a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Evansville in November of 1987
- He was Sovereign Prince in the Mordecai Council, Princes of Jerusalem in 2017.
- He was a member of the Robert Morris Chapter # 87 Eastern Star and served Worthy Patron.
- Vernon received the Double Eagle Award in January of 2017.