Robert John Vinson


May 24, 1927 - February 12, 2013

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Robert J. Vinson, 85, of Spearman, Texas, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m., Friday, February 15, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Spearman, with the Reverend Jim Medley officiating. There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Arkansas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman, Texas.

Robert was born on May 24, 1927 to Harry Andrew Vinson and Edith Parker Vinson in Greer County, Oklahoma. He married Jane Toombs on March 18, 1945, in Maple, Texas.

Robert was a former Cochran County sheriff and county clerk. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Spearman, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane, in 2004 and a daughter Mary Margaret Vinson in 1964.

Survivors include two sons, Andy Vinson and wife Terri, of Amarillo, and Craig Vinson and wife Beverly, of Spearman; three sisters, Margie O'Neill of Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania, Betty June Brown of Spiro, Oklahoma, and Margaret Ann Wilkins of Benton Harbor, Michigan; one brother, Hollis Vinson of Mangum, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren, Heather Cline and husband, Grady, of Elkhart, KS; Nick Vinson and wife, Lindsay, of Borger, TX; Dusty Vinson and wife, Shelby, of Plainview, TX; Aprill Hawkins and husband, Daniel, of Keller, TX; Hayle Poston and husband, Derek, of Seattle, WA; and 9 great-grandchildren, Shelby, Cambry, Rhys and Creed Cline; Beau, Molly, and Margaret Jane Vinson; Abby Hawkins and Levi Poston.

The family suggests memorials to be to Hansford Hospice, 707 S. Roland St., Spearman, Texas 79081.