Vernon W. DeMoss

Vernon W. DeMoss

1935 – 2023

Vernon William DeMoss, affectionately known by his family as “Pop” was born on February 27th, 1935, to Leonard Ray DeMoss and Florene DeMoss in Jay, Oklahoma and was the second of six children.

His family moved all over even into different states.  Vernon went to numerous different schools until the age of 14.  At that age, he set out on his own journey determined to make it.

Within a short time, Vernon met Betty and they were married June 18th, 1954.  At the age of 18, Pop joined the Air Force and served his country for two years.  After serving his country he came home, and they started a family.  Nan and Pop had three children, Kathy, Vernon (Rex), and  Brent. 

If there was a job to do, Pop could and would do it.  It didn’t matter what it was, Pop would do whatever he needed to do to support his family. While his different ventures are too many to list, most of which included many construction jobs, he also owned and operated a service station, and was an over-the-road trucker throughout his life.  He then joined The Village Fire Department and served that community for approximately seven years.  Pop didn’t get enough danger there, so he decided to join the Oklahoma City Police Department for 21 years.  He worked many different assignments within the department before retiring from the police department as a CSI Lieutenant. 

The most important job Pop did was teach his kids about God, Jesus, and The Word of God.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include his wife Betty of the home; daughter Kathy Robinson with husband Mike of Edmond, OK;  sons Vernon (Rex) with wife Patricia of Mulhall, OK, and Brent with wife Kelly of Gig Harbor, WA;  Grandkids: Kaleb, Kylee, Karsyn, Keegan, Kooper, Cody, Toby, Cord, Alyssa and Chelsea;  Great-grandkids: Riley, Easton, Cash, Jaiden, Ariana, Colton, CodieAnn, Kaennin, Kate, Wyatt, Olivia and one on the way; and numerous other family and friends. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in Vernon’s name to the donor’s choice of fund towards cancer research.

Services will be held Saturday March 11, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Waterloo Baptist Church. Interment is to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Public visitation will be held Friday March 10th, 2023, beginning at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home.

7 thoughts on “Vernon W. DeMoss”

  1. Debi Airington

    We love you Uncle Vernon. Give our family members many hugs from us. We will see again.

    The Airington’s
    Debi, J.C., Desiree, Mindy, Scott, and kiddo’s.

  2. Jesse peralez

    Copadre with my Deepest sympathy to you and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time wishing you comfort and peace may the our Lord continue to give you the strength and blessings to accept this moment of sadness to you all
    The Peralez family

  3. Dear Uncle Vernon,
    I loved talking and sometimes arguing with you. We spent many hours doing that over the years.
    I will see you soon.
    Love, Reda

  4. Reda Mewhorter

    Dear Uncle Vernon,
    I loved talking and sometimes arguing with you. We spent many hours doing that over the years.
    I will see you soon.
    Love, Reda

  5. Jerry Koester

    Vernon was an exceptional Village fireman and an Oklahoma City Police officer. I worked with him at The Village an followed his career at OCPD. He was a great friend.

    My heartfelt prayers go out to his family at this time of sorrow. May the Lord be with you.

  6. Robert Campbell

    I just heard about Vernon 1 hour before the Memorial or I would’ve been there. I was 16 years old and blessed to find a group of lifelong friends. Vernon was Rex, Kathy & Brent’s Father. An Impressive man who spoke with both a smile and authority. All the kids liked and respected Mr. Demoss. He helped confirm my desire to pursue my lifelong career as an Okla. City Police Officer but more importantly that that, Vernon and Mrs. Davis led me to Christ when I was 17. At 21 I began my Career and worked under his supervision for a brief time in Patrol. He never ceased being an impressive leader to those who were fortunate to know him. As a Police Officer/Supervisor, If He spoke to you, it’s best you hear him or it could become a learning moment (please insert smile here). More than once I tried to tell him how much I appreciated him as an influence in my life. Vernon would just flash a quick smile and give God the credit that I was attempting to give Vernon. That’s the Vernon I knew. My Prayers to Christ Jesus for Peace, Courage and Healing for the entire Demoss family.

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