Charles William Vineyard, age 80, of Savannah, Tennessee, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.
He was born March 9, 1932, in Lincoln Park, Michigan, the son of Lester O. and Zelma (Strother) Vineyard. On November 3, 1956, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Treva L. Henson, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Charles “Chuck” Vineyard and his wife, Estella of Savannah, Tennessee; two daughters, Debbie Tarver and her husband, Jeff of Memphis, Tennessee and Carol Rivalto and her husband, Paul of Memphis, Tennessee; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Gerald and one sister Donna.
Charles graduated from Exeter High School. He then went to Fort Bliss, Texas for electronic training, which led him to working for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. He later moved to Huntsville, Alabama, where he was employed with Red Stone Arsenal. His last position was with the F.A.A. in Memphis, Tennessee, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. After his retirement he moved back to Missouri, living in Cassville until a year ago when he moved to Savannah, Tennessee to be near his family. He served in the National Guard from 1948 until 1957. He was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church at Cassville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 1, 2013, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Milford Baker will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.