Mark A. "Spud" Vinson, age 52, of Chamois passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Mark was born January 11, 1962 in Keokuk, IA to Edward and Bernice (Caldwell) Vinson. He was a 1980 graduate of Keokuk High School.
Mark was united in marriage to Janet "Jan" Woods in Belle on May 30, 1981.
Mark worked many years for the Missouri Army National Guard ending with a position as a Senior Intelligence Analyst. He began his military career in the Naval Reserves and then transferred to the Missouri Army National Guard. His military career spanned over 19 years and included two year-long deployments in service to our country.
Mark was a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Jefferson City. He was an anointed drummer actively involved in worship. He also enjoyed being a Royal Ranger commander at Linn Family Worship Center.
Mark loved music, especially playing his drums. Another hobby he enjoyed was tending his goats. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a man who loved and honored God in everything he did.
Mark is survived by: his wife of 32 years; his mother of Keokuk, IA; one daughter, Heather and Charles Lewis of Lake Sherwood; three brothers, Ed and Judy Vinson of Venice, FL, Terry and Darla Vinson of Keokuk, IA and David Vinson of Keokuk, IA; five sister-in-laws, Sandy and Don McLeland of Milford, IA, Brenda and Cliff Bennett of Holts Summit, Wanda and Mike Sadler of Belle, Elsie and Terry Sadler of Linn and Anita Buddemeyer of Bland as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, his father-in-law, Lee Woods and his mother-in-law, Darlene Woods.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Calvary Assembly of God, 704 Rock Hill Road in Jefferson City.
Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the church with Rev. Jeff Higbie officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Waynesville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Mark Vinson.