Donald W. ‘Don’ Verble

Donald W. ‘Don’ Verble

Donald W. “Don” Verble, 84, of Jonesboro, died at 11:44 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. 

He was born on Aug. 20, 1932, in Anna, the son of Loel and Agnes Ledbetter Verble. 

He married Janet Tripp on Dec. 22, 1953, in Anna.         

He is survived by his wife, Janet (Tripp) Verble; a son, Donald Verble Jr. and friend Debbie Tripp of Jonesboro; a daughter, Joy (David) Roberts of Mt. Carmel; six grandchildren, Brandon (Tara) Sharp, Justin Sharp, Matt (Sara) Verble, Kyle Verble, Brooke (Mike) Ile and Tyler Roberts; six great-grandchildren, Alaina Ile, Easton Ile, Silas Roberts, Ethan Sharp, Alex Sharp and Jacob Sharp; a brother, Loel Verble Jr. of Anna; a sister, Jean Cauble of Carbondale; many friends and other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loel and Agnes Ledbetter Verble; daughters Jan Sharp and Vicki Lingle; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Verble; a brother, Carl Verble; his father-in-law, Ernest Tripp; and his stepfather-in-law, Ralph (Isabel) Batson.         

He was a barber for over 52 years on the Jonesboro Square and was very dedicated to serving his fellow man in that capacity. 

He was a dedicated Christian who served in different ministries at the Anna First Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School, serving as usher chairman and driving the church bus for many years.  

He was a quiet but dedicated Bible scholar who loved to share the gospel and talk about how great God is.  

He was a member of the Illinois Checker Association and had entered many different tournaments.  He won the Illinois State Checker Championship in 2002.

He served in the U. S. Air Force for six years during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services for Mr. Verble were at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Les Sinks officiating. 

Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Scott Air Force Base honor guard. Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home, to the Family Ministry Committee of the Anna First Baptist Church or to the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.

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Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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