Michael Wayne "Mike" Vinson - Newton, N.C.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Michael Wayne "Mike" Vinson, 48, of Newton, N.C., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C.

Born in Jonesboro, he lived in Trumann before moving to North Carolina in 1983. He was a chef and restaurant owner, a 1973 graduate of Trumann High School and a member of Hickory Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Presley Vinson, of the home; two sons, Jason Michael Vinson of Greensboro, N.C., and Jordan James Richard Vinson of Raleigh, N.C.; his parents, James and Mildred Vinson of Trumann; a sister, Donna Watson of Lake City; and a brother, Richard Vinson of Trumann.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Ronnie Benson officiating. Burial was in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers include Freddie Divitorio, Keith Johnson and Ricky Ruffin.