O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Vernon "Barney" Jimerson

Mr. Vernon “Barney” Jimerson, 86, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Salamanca, NY, died early Tuesday morning, September 1, 2020 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL following a long illness.

Born December 29, 1933 in Quaker Bridge, NY, he was the son of the late Clinton and Cynthia Jimerson. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jimerson of Port Charlotte, FL, and was predeceased by the former Carol Slocum in 2012 as well as his first wife, Jeanette Burgess.

He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Wolf Clan.

Mr. Jimerson was a veteran of the United States Army, serving with the 11th Airbourne Division from 1955 – 1957.

He had been employed as a technician specialist with American Can in Fairport, NY for 23 years and had co-owned and operated Apple Moving in Fairport with his late wife.

Barney was a member of the American Legion Post #113 in Rotunda, FL and the International Association of Machinists Lodge #1439. He had served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Cultural Center, Canandaigua, NY. He enjoyed stock car racing as a driver, and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a golden glove boxer who enjoyed hang gliding, bicycling, and attending the Powwow.

Surviving besides his wife are: four sons, Vernon (Lori) Jimerson, Vancouver, WA, John (Kathy) Jimerson, Lakewood, NY, James Knapp, Wellsville, NY, Bruce Knapp, Elk Park, NC; a daughter, June Jimerson, Jamestown, NY; five stepchildren, Christopher Dyer, Ellery Dyer, Susan Dyer, Debbie Dyer, Tracy Wowk; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Yvonne Jimerson, two sons, Edward Jimerson, Gary Jimerson, six sisters, Delores Bowen, Ruth Bova, Colleen Frailey, Rosene Mohawk, Vera Baker, Eleanore Bowen, and two brothers, Wilbur Jimerson and Frederick Jimerson.

Friends may call at the family home of Darlene Bova, 554 South Loop Road, Steamburg, NY beginning Saturday afternoon, September 5, 2020 and continuing all day Sunday and Monday.

Funeral services will be held at the family home on Tuesday at 10am.

Burial will be in Hillside Haven Cemetery, Steamburg, NY.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.