Donald Ray Vinson, 61, of Edwards passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. He was born on June 19, 1955 in Sedalia, the son of James Avery and Clarie Esther (Gerken) Vinson, who preceded him in death. Donald attended Whittier Grade School. He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1973, where he was active on the baseball team. He followed in his father's footsteps and received an electrical engineering degree from the Union Pacific Rail Road in Omaha, NE. He worked for the Union Pacific Rail Road in Little Rock, AR, retiring in 2006. Donald was kind-hearted, friendly, and had a quick, funny wit. He preferred the simple life. He enjoyed crossword and mind puzzles and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs . . .

Source: Rea Funeral Chapel