Vernon C. Fountain

Age 78, of Lansing, passed away December 9, 2010. He was born on November 9, 1932 in DeTour Village, MI son of the late Albert and Nellie Fountain.

Vernon retired from the City of Lansing following 32 years of service and was a youth basketball coach at Faith United Methodist Church for many years. He was a dedicated family man. His life revolved around his children and grandchildren. He attended their various events and was very proud of all of their accomplishments.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma E. Fountain. He is survived by his 4 children, Mickey (Sandy) Fountain and their children, Michael and Jordynn Fountain, Glenn (Sue) Fountain and their children, Eric, Emily and Jason Fountain, Janet (Chris) Guttridge and their children, Nolan and Kristen Guttridge, and Joan (Scott) Dunlap and their children Kirk and Katie Dunlap; brother, Albert (Joann) Fountain, Jr.; sister, Marilynn (Herbert) Sharples; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in DeTour Village. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to DeTour Union Presbyterian Church, 166 N. Ontario St., DeTour Village, MI 49725.

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Mark, Laura and Victoria Sharples
December 11, 2010 at 9:37 am

We are very sorry for your loss and will miss Uncle Vernon very much. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Rochelle, Brad, Sam and Emma Mitas
December 11, 2010 at 11:32 am

We are very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful and very special man and we have many loving memories of him. He will forever live in our hearts.

Julie Anne Rucker
December 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I am so very sorry to hear of Vernon’s passing. My love and prayers to all of you as you go through this difficult time.

Steve Kathy Spooner
December 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Your Dad Was So Awsome. I Will truly miss him and keep him in our Heart! Hope Your Families stay Healthy. Love Steve and Kathy Spooner

Bruce, Sharon, and Shawn Fidler
December 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Being a friend of Mike, I have heard a great deal of things about his Grandpa. I know Mike really loved his Grandpa, and really looked up to him. Our prayers are for Mike, and his family during this loss of his Grandpa. Friends forever, Brewster.

Jim and Lisa Bohmier
December 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of this very nice man. His nice looking features and comical personality will always remain in our minds and hearts. Much love goes out to his family (especially my brother-in-law Al) through this difficult time. xoxo

edwin fountain
December 11, 2010 at 11:44 pm

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. Vernon was large as a husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Bob & Leanna Case
December 12, 2010 at 8:54 am

We are deeply saddened by the loss of this wonderful man, Father, Grandfather, and “Coach”. He taught me how to be respectful, even as a young “hothead”. His gentle, soothing way of explaining things will always be carried in my heart and memory. He will always be “Mr. Lansing” to me.

Dan & Andrea Clark
December 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved talking to him at the quarter midget track and talking about Detour and Drummond Island with him. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

George Cochran
December 13, 2010 at 8:04 am

Mickey what a great tribute to your Father, these word speak volumes about your Fathers influence on all who came across his path. You can take pride in that his life was full and his love was far reaching. Our prayers are with you and the entire family at this most difficult time.

Erich Hornbach
December 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Joan, I loved your dad. He was the best. I’ll pay my respects this spring in DeTour. So, so sorry for your loss. I’ll miss him.


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