News Release, Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department (PFVFD) regrets to announce the passing of Vernon D. Horsmon, Sr. (November 9, 1926 – December 12, 2019). Chief Horsmon, 93, was not only the chief of PFVFD for 29 years (1956-1984), but he was also a Lifetime Member of the department for 76 years.

This made him the longest-serving member of our organization. In addition to his volunteer duties within our community, Chief Horsmon was a US Army Veteran.

DATE: Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Huntingtown Vol. Fire Department (HVFD)

LOCATION: 4030 Old Town Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639


10:00 AM – Gathering

11:00 AM – Services / Firemen’s Prayer

12:00 PM – Procession to All Saint Episcopal Church (100 Lower Marlboro Road, Sunderland, MD 20689) for graveside services.

At the conclusion of funeral services, we invite all back to the HVFD to celebrate the life of Chief Horsmon with a gathering and light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department.

CONTACT: If you would like to bring apparatus, please contact: Deputy Fire Chief Robbie Helms at (301) 672-0260 Additional questions regarding funeral arrangements or confirmation of local/state officials can contact Fire Chief Joe Della-Camera at (443) 532-5230

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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