News and Tribune


July 4, 2014

Sgt. Donald Bruce Vest

formerly of Henryville

Sgt. Donald Bruce Vest, USAF (Ret.),  Schertz, Texas, formerly of Henryville, died June 29, 2014, due to complications of a brief illness. Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Schertz Funeral Home with interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with United States Air Force honors.

Don dedicated 34 years to the United States Air Force then later retired from Civil Service. After his retirement, he became a member of the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

 Don will remain cherished in the memory of his loving daughters, Paula Jane Skeens and Sharon Kaye Moore; stepdaughter, Debra Pitts; stepson, Arlen Hicks; grandchildren, Michael Skeens, Matthew Skeens and Jason Young; step- grandchildren, David Hicks, Kenya Fugit and Kyle Pitts; 11 great-grandchildren and three great step-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Martha Vest; nieces, Mary McKinley, Ann Stickler, Brenda Parks, Diane Oaks; and cousin, Bob Vest.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Norma Vest; parents, Jesse and Lillie Vest; brothers, Marvin, Maurice and Kenneth Vest. 

Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Schertz Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers the Vest family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross


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