Mr. Vernon Ray Gayler, age 74, of Bangs, Texas passed away on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

    Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in the Midway Cemetery in Goldsboro, Texas, with the Rev. Wim. Patrick Bennett officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Walker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Home in Coleman.

    Vernon was born May 23, 1936, in Goldsboro, Texas to the late Cecil Lloyd Gayler and the late Maudie Esther Smith, he attended school there and went on to Hardin Simmons University. He was married to Martha Gean Watson on Dec. 10, 1969, in Coleman, they shared 40 years together. Vernon was in the U.S. Air Force, and later became a Cable Company Engineer.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Gayler; a sister, Darlene Gorman; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry Don and Katrina Gayler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.