STATESVILLE Mr. Kerry Dane Vinson, 71, of Statesville, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at his home. Born in Iredell County Aug. 5, 1948, he was a son of the late Charles Payne Vinson and Rachel Nicholson Vinson. On April 8, 1967, he married the former Linda Guigou who survives. Mr. Vinson was an avid golfer, fisherman and sharpshooter and was well known for raising delicious tomatoes. He retired from Fiber Industries as a computer engineer and graduated from Harmony High School and Rowan Tech. He was a member of the Believers Faith Center. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Theron Vinson; three grandchildren, Mackenzie Vinson, Sterling Matthew Vinson and Zachary Vinson; and two brothers, J. R. (Randy) Vinson and Curtis Vinson (Marilyn). Services celebrating Mr. Vinson's life will be conducted today, Sunday, Aug 11, at 3 p.m., at Believers Faith Center with Pastor Mike Bivens officiating. The family will greet friends at the church for one hour, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Believers Faith Center, P.O. Box 1026 Statesville, N.C. 28677; or Hospice & Palliative Care Of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, N.C. 28625. Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com.