Allen F. “Pete” Vinson


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Allen F. “Pete” Vinson, age 73 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 28, 2022, at his home.

Pete was born February 13, 1949 at the home of his Uncle Bill and Aunt Pearl Brown, north of Vienna. He was the son of Frank and Nellie (Brown) Vinson.

On July 4, 2013, Pete was united in marriage to Cindy Brumley in Anna, Illinois. She survives.

Pete is also survived by: his daughter – Shawn R. (Bryan) Johns of Tunnel Hill; step children – Scott Rheaume of Cypress and Rachel (Jeff) Cooper of Columbus, Indiana; 8 grandchildren – Tyler Sullivan, Hannah (Lucas) Rose, Allison (Mark) O’Brien, Ryan (MiKensey) Johns, Cody Johns, Noah Donaldson, Claire Cooper and Lily Cooper; 5 great grandchildren – Lenora Rose, Townes Rose, Trent O’Brien, Hadleigh Johns and Kyler Johns; 2 sisters – Donna (Gene) Stone of Marion, and Judy (Ed) Lee of Lake Wales, Florida; his mother-in-law – Catherine Brumley of Vienna; a sister-in-law – Donna (Chuck) Girtman of Metropolis; 2 brothers-in-law – Roger Brumley of Vienna and Bob (Karen) Brumley of Joliet; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by an infant grandson – Ethan Rheaume.

Pete was a 1967 graduate of Vienna High School. He attended Shawnee Community College and earned a bachelors degree in University Studies from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Pete also attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Pete was employed for 30+ years by U.S. Enrichment Corporation (U.S.E.C.) at the Paducah, Kentucky facility. During his tenure, Pete held a variety of positions of responsibility and also served as a trainer.

Pete was a faithful Christian and pastored churches throughout the area from 1974 until his passing.

Pete loved spending time outdoors and living on his family farm. He was a faithful donor to local American Red Cross blood drives for many years.

A funeral service honoring the life of Pete Vinson will be conducted Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 1 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Alan Milligan will officiate.

Burial will be in the Graves Cemetery, north of Vienna.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 31, 2022, from 5 PM – 8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made to “His Legacy, Inc.,” 99 Iroquois Street, McClure, Illinois 62957 or to Eagle House Ministries, P.O. Box 97, Buncombe, Illinois 62912.