Fred D. Vinson Sr., 98, WWII vet, Armstrong millwright, Scoutmaster, enjoyed family camping trips

By on January 17, 2018

 

Fred D. Vinson Sr., 98, longtime resident of Luther Acres, Lititz, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.

Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Edgar and Leona (Burdette) Vinson. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Benedict) Vinson, who passed away in 2001.

Fred proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific. He worked at Armstrong World Industries as a millwright, retiring in 1982 after 34 years of service.

He was a longtime member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rothsville, where he served on church council, was an institutional representative for the church and other various positions at the church. Fred was also a former Scoutmaster for Troop 27. Fred loved his family and especially enjoyed the camping trips he went on with them.

Surviving are his three children: Marie Ellen Hurst (Nevin) of Terre Hill; Fred D. Vinson Jr. (Stephanie) of Jacksonville, N.C.; and Donald E. Vinson (Janice) of Akron. Also surviving are six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his three sisters.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

A memorial service will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Luther Acres, 600 E. Main St, Lititz. Family and friends will be received afterwards. Funeral Services will continue on Friday, Jan. 19. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. service at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 36 Church St, Lititz. Interment will follow in Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PA Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17112.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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