Joseph Allen Vinson


Mr. Joseph Allen "Big Joe" Vinson, 74, of Athens, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at his home. Mr. Vinson was born on March 2, 1945, in Limestone County, Alabama, to Benton Lee Vinson and Mary Martha Hamsley Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Crystal Vinson; sisters, Mattie Smith, Gladys Jarrett, Dorothy Lewis, Bea Furline, Alice Wilson and Margie Free; and brothers, Howard Vinson and Redus Vinson.
Mr. Vinson is survived by his wife, Myra Elizabeth Vinson; daughters, Laquetta McGraw (Pat) and Wendy Thigpen (Jimmy Butler); son, Keith Vinson (Phalisa); 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom Vinson and Bonnie Vinson; and sisters, Betty Dubois, Francis Reeder and Dezzie Vinson.
Mr. Vinson enjoyed camping, fishing, coon hunting and traveling.
Services for Mr. Vinson will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Cecil Norman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bottoms Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Anthony Carter, Patrick McGraw, Justin McGraw, Cody Vinson, Dylan Vinson and Peyton Thigpen. Honorary pallbearers are Michael McGraw and Travis McGraw.
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Anita Noel
Jul 01, 2019
Myra, I am so sorry to hear about Joe. I can’t make it to visitation and I have to work on Wednesday. I’ll be thinking of you. Take care