Ferman Vardy Wheeless, Jr.

Ferman Vardy Wheeless, Jr. of Taylor, passed away Nov. 29, 2019. He was born April 28, 1929, to Ferman Vardy Sr. and Naomi Wheeless, in Elk City, Okla. The family later moved to Austin, where Vardy graduated from Austin High in 1947.

Vardy met the love of his life, Louise Barrow, at Kinney Avenue Baptist Church in Austin. They were married Feb. 18, 1950, and moved to Taylor, where Vardy worked for Johns Clinic, later Scott and White Hospital, as an x-ray technician.

Vardy worked hard to provide for his family and set a Christian example for his children. Vardy and Louise were members of First Baptist Church of Taylor, where he was a member of the church choir. Music was a central foundation of his life and he passed on his love of music to his family.

Vardy was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, his parents, mother and father-in-law Harvey and Ethel Barrow, brother CE Wheeless, sister-and brother-in-law Lucile and Chick West, sons-in-law Randy Stiba and Jeffery Harrison and grandson-in-law Elgin Johnson.

Vardy is survived by son Philip Wheeless and wife Betty, daughter Sandy Harrison, daughter Shary Stiba, son Pat Wheeless and wife Dori, sister Barbara Pello and husband Jack, sister-in-law Harvene Gustafson and husband Johnny, and sister-in-law Joanne Wheeless, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Taylor City Cemetery.

Vardy’s family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Sundara Senior Living and Encompass Health Home Health and Hospice for their love for Vardy and support of our family.

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home in Taylor.