Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Charles William Vineyard, 80, of Savannah, Tenn., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.

He was born March 9, 1932, in Lincoln Park, Mich., the son of Lester O. and Zelma (Strother) Vineyard. On Nov. 3, 1956, in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to Treva L. Henson, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Charles "Chuck" Vineyard and his wife, Estella, of Savannah, Tenn.; two daughters, Debbie Tarver and her husband, Jeff, of Memphis, Tenn., and Carol Rivalto and her husband, Paul, of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were: his parents; one brother, Gerald; and one sister, Donna.

He graduated from Exeter High School. He then went to Fort Bliss, Texas, for electronic training, which led him to working for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan. He later moved to Huntsville, Ala., where he was employed with Red Stone Arsenal. His last position was with the F.A.A. in Memphis, Tenn., where he remained until his retirement in 1994. After his retirement, he moved back to Missouri, living in Cassville until a year ago when he moved to Savannah, Tenn., to be near his family. He served in the National Guard from 1948 until 1957. He was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church at Cassville.

Funeral services were held Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Milford Baker conducted the services. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.

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