Pecht, Vernon W.

October 25, 1931 - December 21, 2015

Rev. Vernon W. Pecht, 84, of Mesquite, was called up to become the newest tenor in the heavenly chorus on December 21. Expect “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” to be a little louder this year.

Vernon White Pecht was born October 25, 1931, in Houston, Texas, to Edmund and Josie Schuller Pecht. He is one of triplets (Vonnie and Virgil) who made medical history in Houston at the time of their birth.

Vernon was ordained into the Lutheran ministry on June 16, 1957. He developed two Lutheran congregations in Texas and served several others during his ministry. He was a member of Central Lutheran Church in Dallas for more than 35 years.

Vernon was a member of the Lakewood Dallas Kiwanis Club and Past Lt. Governor, Division 2 of the Texas-Oklahoma District, Kiwanis International (2005-07). Vernon’s life was dedicated to serving the Lord through his church, his community and his fellow brothers and sisters in the faith.

If there are any words that can be said about Vernon’s journey here on earth, they are “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Vernon is survived by his sisters, Vernell Turner and Vonnie Adair; his children, Paula Jasso and husband Trinity; Paul Pecht and wife Robin; Carolyn Pecht; Verna Lynne Burt and husband Stephen; and James Pecht and wife Jenny. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as siblings Jack, Leroy, C. J., Sidney and Virgil Pecht and their spouses.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas, with Rev. Rich Pounds officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Central Lutheran Church Organ Fund.


7 replies on “Pecht, Vernon W.”

Cindi Weber says:

It is still difficult to think Uncle Vernon is gone. It was only a month ago I saw him at Uncle Buddy’s funeral.

To my cousins, his kids, I ask God to comfort you at this time. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” – Psalm 116 :15

Karen turner says:

You will be sooo missed uncle Vernon.

Janet Pecht says:

As a child I remember when Vernon had a Mustang car and came home from college with it. I thought it was great! I had to be about 4-5 years old. He would let me ride shotgun as he backed in and out of Grandma Pecht’s driveway. I was in awe!!!

Later after he was married, I remember going to Austin to see his new twin babies Paul and Paula. It was on this trip when I heard him sing How Great Thou Art the first time. Now everytime I am in my car I play a CD I have which has that song on it and I think of that occasion each time I hear the song. It was his very favorite song.

Later I remember when my dad got a call from grandma saying uncle Vernon had fallen from the roof and broken both legs!!! Dad had to go and see about him.

We shared alot of good times together. Times which he never dreamed meant so much to me but will be in my heart forever. I was glad to see that he was able to go to Hawaii too. He did have a good time and enjoyed it all.

I have been blessed having Uncle Vernon in my life. He will be missed but live in our hearts always.

Ron Burch says:

I have many memories of our work together in Kiwanis over many years.

Fiona Pritchett Fischer says:

Vernon always had a smile and a kind word. I grew up at Central Lutheran and he was always helping out. God’s blessing to all the family. May your memories be a comfort in the coming weeks.

Joan Pritchett says:

Vernon was one of the first persons to welcome James and I to CLC many years ago and always had a smiling greeting each Sunday. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family.

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