Vernon E. Sullivan
June 22, 1954 - February 22, 2018


Vernon E. Sullivan, 63, of Interlachen passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following a brief illness.

Vernon was born in Charlottesville, VA and had lived in Interlachen most of his life. He was a 1972 graduate of Interlachen High School and had received an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from the former St. Johns River Community College in Palatka. He had worked as a truck driver for Waste Management/Waste Pro in Gainesville for 24 years, retiring in 2017. He had also been employed by the former Hiway Oil Co./Workingman’s Friend gas station in Palatka and Florida State Prison in Raiford. He had served as a volunteer with Interlachen Fire Department, Station 4 for many years. Vernon enjoyed NASCAR, championship wrestling, video gaming and watching his favorite football teams.

Preceding him in death were his father, Herbert Sullivan; his mother and step-father, Ramona and Junior Bunch; and two brothers, David Sullivan and Bobby Sullivan.

Surviving are a son and fiancée, Chad Sullivan and Amanda Whitley of Interlachen; two step-brothers and spouse, Donnie and Suzette Bunch of Florence, SC and Harold Bunch of Interlachen; a step-sister and spouse, Kathryn and James Hilterbrand of Ohio; five granddaughters, Alaina Sullivan of Hollister, and Rylee Sullivan, Victoria Pahl, Rebekah Pahl and Kristana Guidry, all of Interlachen; the mother of his son, Barbara Sullivan of Interlachen; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Vernon’s life will be at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Interlachen Volunteer Fire Department, Station 4, P.O. Box 125, Interlachen, FL 32148. Friends may sign the online register at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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