Furman Eugene Vinson

Born: Sun., Mar. 1, 1936
Died: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Head of Tennessee Baptist Church - Dillard, GA


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Furman Eugene “Gene” Vinson, 81, of Dillard, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 5th, 2017.

He was born in Macon County, NC, but lived most of his life in Dillard, GA.  He was the son of the late Thomas Furman Vinson and Jessie Maude Haynie. Gene met his wife, Frankie Jo Medley Vinson (4/1/38-2/15/15), in Rabun County, GA. They were married over fifty years.  

Telling stories, square dancing, studying the history of warplanes and dealing in antiques were some of Gene’s passions.  He loved to travel, but didn’t like being away from Dillard too long.  He loved walking through Dillard saying “Hi” to everyone – he never knew a stranger.  He was known for taking care of all the local cats. Gene spent many years as a Deacon at the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church and loved being part of The Gideon’s International.

Gene is survived by his sister, Rebecca Vinson;  two sons, Toby Vinson and his wife Kris, Joe Vinson and his wife Karen;  seven grandchildren, Lauren Sanders (Ryan), Kellie Phillips (Seth Sofferin), Emily House (Morgan), Jonathan Phillips (Katelyn), Laura Vinson (Edward Denovellis), Lindsey Vinson and Harris Vinson; four great-grandchildren, Avery, Liam, Kassie and Olivia.
He is preceded in death by his son, Timothy Vinson (10/31/62-12/15/16); sister, Joanne Tumidalsky, and brother, Timothy Vinson.

Funeral Services will be held at the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church in Dillard, Georgia at 11am, Saturday, August 12th.  Internment will immediately follow.  

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church, PO Box 184, Dillard, GA 30537.

Online condolences may be made to wardsfh.com Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street,  Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

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charles townsend
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
so sorry for your loss,,i grew up with a Richard Vinson [Bullet] for his fast car..

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