John William Vermillion


  John William Vermillion of Prineville died at his home after a long illness 
on Sun, Aug 6th. He was 69 years old.
  
  Mr. Vermillion was born Jan. 16, 1931 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Varney V. 
and Ruth (Chaplin) Vermillion.
  
  He was raised in Arcadia, Calif., educated in the schools there, and became 
the youngest air traffic controller in the Nation for the Air Force at the 
age of 17. He was later employed by the federal Aviation administration. Due 
to his occupation, he lived in many states such as Utah and finally Oregon.
  
  He retired early from the truck driving due to declining health and in Feb. 
of 1987 when he moved to Prineville from Clatskanie, Oregon.
  
  Mr. Vermillion was a CO inventor of a FFA training device, was a retired 
Teamster and private Pilot
  
  He appreciated the history of WW1, enjoyed electronic gadgets and he was 
scientifically minded, and he enjoyed carving wood.
  
  Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Prineville: children Steven 
Vermillion of Payallup Wash. and Lianne Buswell of Bend: his mother, Ruth Verm
illion of Homeland, Calif., brothers, Robert and Warren Vermillion of 
Homeland, Calif., and Wayne Vermillion of Upland Calif., and numerous 
grandchildren. 
  
  He was proceeded in death by his father and one sister. No formal 
services are to be held.
  
  Memorial donations may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospital Home Health and 
Hospice, 1201 N. Elm in Prineville.
  
  Arrangements are under the direction of Autumn Funerals.