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Larry Elton Vinson, 66
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McMinnville resident Larry Elton Vinson, 66, was born Sept. 17, 1955 and died June 25 at his residence following an extended illness.

Larry was a loving husband, father and grandfather and served his Lord faithfully as a minister of 46 years with the Church of Christ. He was an elder, a song leader, bible school teacher, musician, lover of life and was a man of many talents. He worked with UPS and retired after 20 years of service. He is the son of the late Elton Vinson and Marie Nation Vinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by father-in-law Willie D. Wheeler and brother-in-law Will Wheeler.

Mr. Vinson leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Deborah Vinson of McMinnville, son Derek Lee Vinson of McMinnville, daughter Erica Danielle Vinson (Sam Salcido) of McMinnville, grandchildren, Bryant and Britain Ralph and Raylee and Colton Vinson, sister Vickie (Glen) Stockton of Cookeville, mother-inlaw Yvonne Wheeler of McMinnville, sister-in-law Pam (David) Blackwell and nephews Bryan Stockton and Justin and Kenneth Blackwell.

Memorial service will be held at Morrison Church of Christ on Monday, June 27, at 3 p.m. with Steve Hillis and Chris Perry

officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 27, from 12 p.m. until time of service at Morrison Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to F.C. Boyd Christian School. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 26, 2022