Services for George Walton Vinzant Jr., 81, of Tunica were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Tunica United Methodist Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Larry Maugh and Doug Hardin officiated at the services.
Mr. Vinzant died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Sept. 4, 1929 in Greenville, Miss. and grew up in Bovina, Miss.
He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a degree in engineering. He was a longtime farmer in Tunica County and enjoyed woodworking. He also enjoyed building model airplanes and assembling remote controlled trains with his children and grandchildren. After his retirement, he served as a greeter at the Tunica Museum. He attended the Tunica United Methodist Church for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Smith Vinzant of Tunica; a son, David Walton Vinzant of Tunica; daughters, Linda Krzyzkowski of Tupelo, Pat Robinson of Memphis and Ginny Dulaney of Tunica; brothers, Tommy Vinzant of Alabama, Douglas Vinzant of Raymond, Miss and Bill Vinzant of Vicksburg, Miss; a sister, Molly Boa of Vicksburg, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Pallbearers were: Thomas J. Robinson, Josh Robinson, Patrick Robinson, Allen Roach, Froyd Sneed, and Dick Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were: Clarence Cariker, Ben Matthews, Parvin Miller and Charles Melton.