Joseph Allen “Big Joe” Vinson

By  | July 2, 2019 | Filed under: Limestone Chapel, Obituaries

Joseph Allen "Big Joe" VinsonMr. Joseph Allen “Big Joe” Vinson, age 74 of Athens, AL passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his home. Mr. Vinson was born on March 2, 1945 in Limestone County, AL 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; 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; sisters, Betty Dubois, Francis Reeder and Dezzie Vinson.

Mr. Vinson enjoyed camping, fishing, coon hunting and traveling.

Services for Mr. Vinson will be at 2:00PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Cecil Norman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00PM on 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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