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William Vinson

July 6, 1915 January 9, 2019
William Vinson
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Obituary for William Vinson

Funeral services for Bill Vinson 103, Athens have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday January 14, 2019 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Anthony Vinson officiating.
Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens.
Mr. Vinson was born July 6, 1915 in Limestone County to the late John Frank and Martha Skinner Vinson.
Bill was a 26-year veteran of the United States Air Force. During his long military service, he had the honor to be one of the members of the Honor Guard that participated alongside President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the 1934 dedication ceremony of the Golden Gate Bridge. After his military career was over, he spent another 19 years working for the Civil Service as an Architectural Clerk. He resided in the Cedar Creek area for 15 years where he was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church where he and his wife participated often. He then moved to Athens where he had lived for the past 22 years. He loved to play cards and especially Bridge with all his friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa Vinson, brothers; Fondren Vinson, Howard Vinson, Frank Vinson and Robert Vinson.
Survivors include his sons; John Vinson and wife Cheryl of Kemp, Bill Vinson and wife Brenda of Athens, Tony Vinson and wife Michelle of Sugarland, daughter; Kathy Newville and husband Ken of Quinlan, 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday afternoon January 13, 2019 from 3-5 P.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Plus 627 S. Palestine St. Athens, Texas 75751.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

3:00 PM 1/13/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1/13/2019 5:00:00 PM
Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home

1910 E Tyler St.
Athens, TX 75751

Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
1910 E Tyler St. Athens 75751 TX
United States

Service

Monday

14

Jan

11:00 PM 1/14/2019 11:00:00 PM
Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home

1910 E Tyler St.
Athens, TX 75751

Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
1910 E Tyler St. Athens 75751 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oaklawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

3100 FM 317
Athens, TX 75751

3100 FM 317 Athens 75751 TX
United States
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