66 year old Kirke Eddy Vernon of Cumming, Georgia died at Northside Hospital in Atlanta on Monday. He was a long time resident of Connecticut. Vernon was the son of the late Hollis Vernon and Jean Wilkes. He regularly attended the Black Rock Congregational Church of Fairfield, Connecticut and hosted a weekly Bible study. He also represented Connecticut in multiple Senior Olympic Games for both tennis and swimming events. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Cumming First United Methodist Church. Rimes McElveen will officiate. A reception will be held immediately following the service. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, in Mr. Vernon's memory to Big Brothers Big Sisters at 1-888-412-BIGS or at www.bbs.org, or the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org. Vernon is survived by his wife, Martha Vernon of Cumming, Georgia. Two sons, Chris and his wife Cynthia Page Vernon of Franklin, Tennessee and Patrick and his wife Andrea Vernon of Orlando, Florida. A brother, Charles Vernon of Windsor, Connecticut and grandchildren, Amelia and Campbell Vernon. McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory in Cumming Georgia is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.