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Kevin A. Vinson

Kevin A. Vinson, 66, of Decatur, IL passed away at 5:50 AM Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Graveside Services with military honors will be 2 PM, Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Kevin was born October 3, 1956 in Clinton, IL the son of Franklin George and Donna Jean (Tucker) Vinson.


Kevin was a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and had received the Army Commendation Medal.  Kevin worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation for 30 years. He was a member of the Georgia Department of Transportation Engineers Association and held several chapter positions including president of the association in 2003-2004 as well as past secretary and treasurer.  Kevin was a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting and fishing. 


Survivors include his mother Donna Jean Vinson, Decatur, IL; siblings, Debbie (Dick Schmid) Thayer, Decatur, IL and Marty (Gina McFeeters) Vinson, Lane, IL; niece, Alyssa (Ryan) Polen and great-nephews, Oliver and Elliot Polen, Broomfield, CO; and niece, Crystal (James) Adair and family, Clinton, IL.  As well as the friends he considered his brothers Paul Kaspereen, Terry Rutledge, and Kevin’s beloved dog, Rocky.


He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin George Vinson and sister, Kathryn Britton.

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