Bobby Gene Vinson, 75, of Beach Park, Illinois, passed away on May 9th, 2019 at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, Illinois.
Bobby was born December 8th, 1943 in Red Bay, Alabama to Amon and Ruby (nee Garrison) Vinson. He eventually moved to Waukegan, Illinois and married his sweetheart, Mary, who would go on to spend many wonderful years together. He spent much of his life working at Clark Gas Station, International Harvester for 17 years, and then Hollister Incorporated for over 28 years until he retired. Bobby was an avid Western fan, he loved country music, Ford trucks, animals, and tv shows like Chicago Fire, PD, and Walker Texas Ranger.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary L. Vinson of Beach Park, Illinois; his children, Betty Vinson-Peters (Phillip Peters), Billy (Becky Gillespie), Brian (Shannon) Vinson, and Joshua (Vanessa) Vinson; nine grandchildren, Melisa & Mariah Vinson, Annabella Grace Yabut Vinson, Json Matthew & Ralph Dwayne Yabut Navea, Eveianna, Isabella, Nezariah, and Sebastian Reyes; his sister, Lola Richardson of Tupelo, Mississippi; and his brother, Hershel Vinson of Golden, Mississippi, and Helen Vinson of Golden, Mississippi, and William Durl Vinson of Mooreville, Mississippi.
Bobby is preceded in death by his father, Amon Vinson, mother, Ruby Garrison, step-mother, Johnnie Mae Vinson; his sisters, Kathleen Bowden and Janice Tackett, grandparents, Ross & Flossie Vinson; and his uncle, Pascal Vinson.
A Visitation will be held at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, Illinois 60099 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m.