Wilgust “Dude” Vest, 95, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Friday, January 22, 2021 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Morgan County, Kentucky on August 9, 1925 to the late Bishop and Ada Phipps Vest. Dude served in the United States Army and Navy. After serving in the military, he became a police officer and went on to retire as a coal miner. He was a member of the VFW, and an avid baseball fan. Dude enjoyed talking to people and did not know a stranger.
Dude is survived by his wife, Ollie Vest; his children, Sandy Reed, Wayne Vest, and Nadine Vest; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, January 29, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Grassy Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the funeral home.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Vest. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Wilgust “Dude” Vest and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com