OBITUARY

Michael Floyd Vining

August 23, 1941March 17, 2016
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Floyd Michael Vining “Mitch”, 74, passed away on March 17, 2016 in Kaufman, Texas. He was born in Forest, Louisiana to Mike Lee and Stella Vining on August 23, 1941. After searching for the right soul mate Mitch finally found his “bestest friend” Leona and married on October 31, Halloween night. They said their vows dressed in black, all because they knew the meaning was that they “were never looking back”. Spending over 20 wonderful years together, Mitch and Leona never left each other’s side, enjoying casinos together, like Mitch’s favorite one Choctaw, and playing Bingo. Mitch worked as a truck driver all his life, his truck was his second house. When he wasn’t on the road he was fishing or doing his woodwork. As a very talented craftsmen Mitch would build anything from children’s beds to a bookshelf for his wife covering the entire wall. No project was too big. No one could be sad around Michael. Like his family says, if you weren’t immediately laughing while talking to him, just give it 5 minutes. He loved to see people smile and laugh, even wanted to play pranks so he could get a good chuckle as well. In 2001 he was diagnosed with throat cancer. After getting his vocal cords removed he could still talk. He still wanted to make people laugh. After his victorious battle with cancer he continued to spend every moment with his family and wife. He also loved to be with his dog, Babygirl. She went everywhere with him and Leona. Babygirl was extra protective over Leona. She knew that she needed to protect Mitch’s best friend. In 2009 Michael was diagnosed with colon cancer. Even in the hospital and until the very end he kept his family and the hospital staff laughing. Mitch is survived by his wife, Leona, and one hell of a family, including George.

Services

  • Gathering

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Gayla/Mary Hoyt

March 19, 2016

Leona, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed talking with Mitch and know he made you very happy.

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