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Vernon E. Inge, Sr.

March 17, 2017

Nags Head- Vernon E. Inge, Sr., known as Bill, was born in Newport News, Va on November 22, 1938 and passed away on March 17, 2017 after prolonged illness and then cancer.  Mr. Inge grew up in Oregon Hill in Richmond, attended Randolph-Macon College and received his law degree from the University of Richmond.  Mr. Inge practiced law in Richmond for many years until he realized the dream of many lawyers and bought a fishing pier in the Outer Banks.  He worked in the fishing and real estate industries in the Outer Banks until his disability due to illness.

Mr. Inge is survived by his sons Vernon E. Inge, Jr of Ashland, VA, who followed his father into law, and William R. Inge Montpelier, VA. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Vernon E. Inge, III (“Trey”), Bailey Inge, Avery Drew Inge, Cal Inge and Sydney Inge, and his brother M. Thomas (“Tom”) Inge. He was predeceased by his brother Edward Inge

Mr. Inge was an intelligent and hard working attorney and a strong advocate for justice, but he did not suffer from an unhealthy work-life balance.  He enjoyed time with family and friends and his time on or around the water. He was also a lover of animals, particularly dogs.  During his illness, he was often seen with his “partner in crime,” Sunshine, who predeceased him.

A celebration of his life will be held at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland, Va. on March 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (, as access to justice was always important to Mr. Inge, or to the American Cancer Society.  The family wishes to thank the many friends who visited and helped Mr. Inge during his illness and, in particular, Tom Davidson, a Stephen Minister.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at  Gallopfuneralservcies, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.