PALUXY—A service for Vernon J. Rudolph, 76, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Paluxy Baptist Church Tabernacle, 9530 Paluxy Circle, in Paluxy, Texas. Graveside services will be held at Brooks Cemetery in Paluxy. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose, Texas.

Vernon was born in Madisonville, Kentucky to William and Norma Rudolph.  He proudly served in the US Army, Navy, and National Guard.  He graduated from the University of Texas, Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.  For the last 20 years he served as a certified public accountant.  His clients were more like family.  

Vernon married Rita Carol Edwards on March 12, 1994 in Paluxy, Texas.  Vernon was active in his son’s 4-H as an adult volunteer.  His family heritage was important to him.  Vernon spent many years traveling and tracing his family genealogy.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, which was evident by the trophy display in his home.  

Survivors include his wife, Rita Rudolph; children, Vanessia Steelman and husband Mike, Erica Gibbs and husband Joe, and Will Rudolph; grandchildren, Ryan Steelman, Morgan and Chase Walls, Tyler Gibbs, Trey Gibbs, Tanner Gibbs, Ella Swaim, and Hayley Swaim; brothers, James R. Rudolph and wife Joyce, Timothy L. Rudolph and wife Teresa, Paul Rudolph and wife Kathy; and sister, Jan Taylor and husband Dwight.