Ray Clifford Vinson

Posted at 3:08 PM on Sep 10, 2019

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Ray Clifford Vinson, 88, of Statesville, N.C., died Monday, September 9, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Mr. Vinson was born in Iredell County on October 29, 1930, to the late Roy M. and Clarice Clendenin Vinson.

Mr. Vinson served his country in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Interstate Equipment as a mechanic, was a member of Elmwood Methodist Church and enjoyed being a member of the Wayside Volunteer Fire Department.

On March 10, 1951, he married the former Dorothy Cline Vinson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey Ray Vinson (Pamela) of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Mallory Harris (John) and  Alex Vinson; two great-grandchildren, Redford Harris and Merritt Harris; and two sisters, Betty V. Stevenson (Bobby), and Wilma Ball.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will be in the National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C.

The family requests no flowers be sent but instead memorials be made to Elmwood Methodist Church, 3233 Salisbury Highway, Statesville, NC 28677.

Condolences may be left at www.nicholsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Vinson family.

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