Verncil “Vern” Adelma Peel, 85 of Springfield, departed this life on December 27, 2022 with best friend Bruce Newton and daughter Cheryl Down by his side.

Vern was united in marriage to Lois Alumbaugh May 1958. Lois passed away May 3, 2018. Three children were born to this union: Michael, Cheryl and Eric. Vern lived and worked in Flint, Michigan for Fisher Body (General Motors) for 33 years until the plant was closed. They were members of First General Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan where Vern was a deacon of the church. Vern went back to work in Cabool, Missouri at Cabool Transport until he finally retired at age 78 and moved to Springfield, Missouri.

Survivors include son Michael Peel of Westland, Michigan; daughter Cheryl Down of Springfield, Missouri; son Eric Peel of Springfield, Missouri. Grandchildren: Christopher Voorhess and wife Jenna of Bentonville, Arkansas; Nicole Beaird and husband Josh of Springfield, Missouri; Thomas Down of Springfield, Missouri; Danielle Goodwin and husband Ryan of Brigden, Wales; Rachel Weltchek and husband Jacob of Westland, Michigan, and Zachary Peel of Nixa, Missouri. Great Grandchildren: Shelby Voorhess, Lawson Beaird, Walker Beaird, Scarlett Voorhess and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be Friday, December 30, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home followed by funeral service at 4:00 PM with Pastor Tom Demers officiating.