STATESVILLE Ray Clifford Vinson, 88, of Statesville, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House. Mr. Vinson was born in Iredell County Oct. 29, 1930, to the late Roy M. and Clarice Clendenin Vinson. Mr. Vinson served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Interstate Equipment as a mechanic, was a member of Elmwood Methodist Church and enjoyed being a member of the Wayside Volunteer Fire Department. On March 10, 1951, he married the former Dorothy Cline Vinson who survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey Ray Vinson (Pamela) of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Mallory Harris (John), Alex Vinson; two great-grandchildren, Redford Harris, Merritt Harris; and two sisters, Betty V. Stevenson (Bobby) and Wilma Ball. A memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will be in the National Cemetery in Salisbury. The family requests no flowers be sent but instead memorials be made to Elmwood Methodist Church, 3233 Salisbury Hwy., Statesville, NC 28677. Condolences may be left at www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Vinson family.
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