Born on July 19, 1950, in Kennett, he was the son Betty (Meadows Vardel Privett and the late George Nile Vardell. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Vardell Privett of Kennett; one sister, Debbie Vardell Pry and husband, James D., of Kennett; two nephews, James D. Pry of Greenville, N.C., and Chad and Metta Pry of Asheville, N.C.; one great-nephew, Eliot Pry of Asheville; one great-niece, Adela Pry of Asheville; one special uncle, John Vardell of Kennett; and three cousins.
Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 2, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Graveside services followed at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Kennett Humane Society % Brian Mitchell, P.O. Box 153, Kennett, MO 63857.