Fritz Michael Vinson

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Fritz Michael Vinson, age 82, of Dillard, Georgia passed away on September 19, 2019 at his home.

Fritz was born the son of the late Fred Hampton Vinson and Pearl Dowdle Vinson on September 8, 1937.

In his professional career, he worked in the textile industry for Burlington Industries, Jame Lees Industries and Fruit of the Loom.  He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and wood working in his workshop. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Bennie Vinson and Don Vinson; six sisters, Wenona Vinson, Edith Vinson, Evelue Vinson, Jessie Roberts, Aletha LaCount, preceded him in death.

His survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce Enloe Vinson, of the home; his son Jeff Vinson (Dedra), of Dillard; his daughter, Lisa Vinson Harris (Jeff), of Dillard; his brother, Wilton Vinson; three sisters, Selma Green, Lucille Green, Betty Dewberry; his grandson, Tyler Vinson Harris; three granddaughters, Molly Vinson, Meredith Vinson and Lauren Brown (Clay); one great grandchild, Brooks Harris Brown.

The family will receive friends on Sunday September, 22, 2019 from 2:00 pm until 3:45 pm at the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church.

A memorial service was held on Sunday September 22, 2019 at the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church in Dillard, Georgia with Rev. Gabe Southards officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in Fritz’s memory to Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 184 Dillard, GA 30537.

Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at