Vernon Huck

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022 for 77-year-old Vernon Huck of Jackson who passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Cape Girardeau.

He was born June 19, 1944, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, to Julius J. and Evelyn Zerwig Huck who both preceded him in death.

Vernon and Karla Basler were united in marriage Dec. 27, 1965, in Ste. Genevieve. She survives in Jackson.

He is also survived by three children: Mike (Beth) Huck of Kirkwood, Missouri; Sheree (Ryan) Behrndt of O’Fallon, Missouri; and Patrick (Vicki) Huck of Kirkwood; five grandchildren: Connor (Cassandra) Huck, Lindsay Huck, Brock Behrndt, Chase Behrndt and Nathan Huck; and two great-grandchildren, Carson Huck and Cataleigh Huck; three siblings: Arlene Clerc, Wayne (Joyce) Huck and Arneda (Dennis) Kimball.

He was also preceded in death by a brother: Delbert Huck; two sisters-in-law, Dee and Rita Huck; and a brother-in-law, Gene Clerc.

Vernon earned a master’s degree in education and a specialist degree.

He devoted his career to public schools in Ste. Genevieve and Jackson.

He also taught two years at Valle Catholic High School in Ste. Genevieve where in addition to being a teacher, he was a football coach, principal and athletic director.

Most recently, he worked as a field supervisor for student teachers.

His true love was the football teams he coached. He could talk about plays from games he played in or coached dating back to the 1960s.

After retirement, he organized a Tuesday Evening Men’s Golf League at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson.

He was an avid hunter, loved playing and working at Bent Creek Golf course, and did taxidermy for over 40 years.

His greatest love was his family. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also loved going to their athletic events.

Vernon and Karla were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson.

A memorial visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

A memorial service for 77-year-old Vernon Huck of Jackson will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10, 2022 at the McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer will officiate.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the donor’s choice of church or charity.

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