John Lewis Vinson, 72, 501 East 27th, died at 11 a.m. Friday at his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1905, at Sedalia, son of the late James A. and Olive M. Savage Vinson. He married Bessie V. Adair May 19, 1928, and she survives of the home. Mr. Vinson was a lifelong Sedalia resident and owned and operated Vinson's Grocery Store on South Ingram . . .

Source: The Sedalia Democrat, 11 December 1977, p. 4A