Vincent Henry “Bill” Vermooten

Services for Vincent Henry “Bill” Vermooten, 82, of Lawrence, Kansas, and previously of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, will be held at a later date. He passed away on January 3, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born on February 9, 1938, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Vincent and Esther DeBerdt (Robins) Vermooten.

He graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas in 1956, and served six months active duty and two years reserve in the United States Army. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1961 and from the SMU School of Law in 1965. His law career was primarily in real estate and title insurance, and oil and gas.

A lifelong Anglican, Bill was an avid reader and read for KU Audio-Reader in Lawrence. He also enjoyed training in martial arts. In 2007, he won gold for forms in his division at the American Taekwondo Association World Championships. He achieved the rank of Third Degree Black Belt.

He married Virginia “Ginger” Koger on February 19, 1972, in Lakewood, Colorado. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Jessica R Vermooten; his son, David G Vermooten; daughter-in-law, Jocilyn Oyler; granddaughters, Isabella and Annika Vermooten; and Priscilla and Michael Baldwin, his sister and brother-in-law.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to KU Audio-Reader, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

10 Condolences

  1. Edward Baldwin on January 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. Great picture of him and nice to learn more about him in his obituary.

    My heart is with you all. Sending love.

  2. Jamie Baldwin on January 8, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Ginger, Jessica and David, my husband and I send our condolences to you during this time of Uncle Bill’s passing. And, like Edward my brother has mentioned, it is lovely to read his obituary and learn more about him. Please know that we are thinking of you all during this time. Love, Jamie Baldwin

  3. Judy Romero on January 9, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Mom and I are do sad for your family loss of Bill. You & your family will be in our prayers.
    Judy Romero & Virginia Romero

  4. Mary on January 9, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    So sad that we have lost Bill. He was so much fun in class. I really enjoyed being in class with you both. Bill, I remember loved sword fighting. I will always remember him and how fast he stepped up to duel! Love, your friend, Mary Hacker.

  5. Bill & Pat Fairbanks on January 10, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Pat and I send our prayers and condolences on Bill’s passing. It was a shock.
    Bill & Pat

  6. Tony Hipp on January 10, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Bill, we enjoyed your counsel and conversation for years at Title USA and are saddened to learn of your passing.

    Tony Hipp, Buddy Wuest, and members of the Title USA Home office staff.

  7. Peter Houston on January 10, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Mrs. Vermooten,
    I am indeed sad to learn of Mr. Vermooten’s passing. The kids and I have fond memories of his quiet, steady presence at the school during our martial arts training/competition years. He was a fine man.

    Peter, Mariah, & Alex

  8. Jeff Schroeder on January 10, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We always enjoyed you and Bill being a big part of our office. Bill was a great man and will be deeply missed.

  9. Kara and JT Messinese on January 10, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Mrs Vermooten,
    JT and I are incredibly sad to hear of Mr Vermooten’s passing. You guys were always the most supportive people we ever knew, supporting us, other students, and the school. We were always thankful for your kindness. We are thinking of you during this time and hope you have a lot of support around you. Lots of love, Kara and JT

  10. Sidney Goldman, secretary on January 14, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    The Dartmouth College Class of 1960 mourns the loss of our classmate
    Sending love and support to Ginger and the entire family.

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