Vernon Lester Neighbors, age 90, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
He was born on December 30, 1927, in Royal, the son of the late Walter Neighbors and Velma Cunningham Neighbors. In March of 1991, he married Bonnie Sheets Neighbors. He worked for many years as a machinist for Baker Oil Tools.
Vernon was passionate about the outdoors and feared by anything with fur, feather, or fin. He was known for his stories of the “one that got away.” He loved all things John Wayne. He was a Christian and served as an Elder and Superintendent of Mt. Olive Community Church.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Bonnie Neighbors; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dewey and Debra Neighbors, Rodney and Freda Neighbors, and Ricky and Kim Muncrief; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother, Bennie Neighbors; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a host of wonderful friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Hot Springs, with Bro. Clayton Moen and Bro. George Vincent officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Saturday evening, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Lowe Cemetery, Royal.
Pallbearers will be: Tanner Neighbors, Tommy Muncrief, Dakota Muncrief, Dustin Morgan, Noah Morgan, and Connor Brumley.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. Kyle Roper and his compassionate staff, the care team of CHI St. Vincent, Hot Springs, the nurses and staff of Arkansas Hospice Inpatient, and special angel Amy.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.