George Walton Vinzant Jr.

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.

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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.

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