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Jerry Wayne Vinson

November 6, 1939 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 78)

Mr. Jerry Wayne Vinson, 78, of Columbia, SC, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Mr. Vinson was born in Lee County, AL, on November 6, 1939.

Mr. Vinson was a graduate of Opelika High School in 1958. He attended Auburn University. Mr. Vinson worked at Uniroyal-Goodrich/Michelin from February 24, 1964 to November 30, 1999 as a Planning Production Manager.

His parents, Jerry Lee Vinson and Jessie Wilson Vinson, precede him in death.  

Mr. Vinson is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Posse Vinson of Columbia, SC; daughter, Amy Vinson Cofield of Columbia, SC; grandchildren: Carissa Cofield and Jacob Walburn; brother, Mark (June) Vinson of Columbia, SC; sister, Brenda (Harold) Cummings of Opelika, AL; A host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Garden Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. Reverend Harold Cummings will be officiating the service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude’s Hospital for Cancer Research.


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