On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, Noble “Vernon” Sellars, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, passed from this life to his eternal reward. Vernon was known as the “Rock of the Family.” Always putting God first in his life, he was kind, compassionate, self-sacrificing and lead with courage. 

A true testament to his faith, Vernon was faithful in his prayer life. He prayed every night, lifting names of family, friends, ministers and those met by happenstance to God. He prayed out loud, lifting every request to the Lord. He was a member of the Church of God. He enjoyed the fellowship of friends, brothers and sisters in Christ and family. He never met a stranger nor missed an opportunity to profess his faith. He lived his life according to Matthew 4:19 “Come follow me and I will make you Fishers of Men.” 

He was born in Selma, NC on Jan. 12, 1918 to Daniel Crawford and Smithie Ann Sellars. He was a retired welder. He enjoyed traveling, visiting most U.S. states in addition to Canada and Mexico. Vernon was a talented carpenter creating many cherished gifts for his family and friends. 

He is survived by a son Kenneth Sellars of Baltimore, Md.; four daughters, Golda Williamson of Seaford, Barbara Dunbar (Dwayne) of Drexel, Missouri, Marie Kasper (Dave) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sue Wilson (John) of Stanton, Kentucky; 17 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel Crawford and Smithie Ann Sellars, the love of his life for 59 years, his first wife Minnie Alberta Woodard, his second wife Jo Self, and his siblings Crawford, Andrew, Calvin, Vivian, George and Grover Sellars. Vernon will be remembered for his love of exercise, love of the Lord and love for his family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the local senior center in your community.

A celebration of Vernon’s life was held Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Clay City, Kentucky with Bro. Dan Kasper officiating. Burial followed in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Stanton, Kentucky. Arrangements were in the care of Grayson Funeral Home.