Myers Funeral Home


Benjamin J. "Ben" Vinson

May 9, 1982December 10, 2020

Benjamin J. “Ben” Vinson, 38 of Zanesville passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at his residence. To those who knew him, he was known as “Big Ben” and a gentle giant, giving some of the best hugs. He grew up full of never ceasing energy. Keeping his parents on their toes early on. Ben was always told he should have been a comedian as he provided so many belly laughs and smiles, even in the midst of hard times. He had a heart of gold and would have done anything for those he loved. He will be deeply missed.

Ben was born on May 9, 1982 in Fort Wayne, the son of William and Wanda (Brock) Vinson.

Survivors include his mother: Wanda Vinson of Markle; a brother: Allen (Esmeralda) Vinson of Fort Wayne; two sisters: Michelle Hill of Fort Wayne, Amanda (Tim) Stevens of Markle, who was his twin; multiple nephews and nieces who he adored, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father: William Vinson; maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee Street, Markle, Indiana with funeral service to be held following visitation at 5:00 pm. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

Interment will take place at Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made out to The Vinson Family in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.


  • Wanda (Brock) Vinson, Mother
  • Allen (Esmeralda) Vinson, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Michelle Hill, Sister
  • Amanda (Tim) Stevens, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • William Vinson, Father (deceased)
  • Multiple nephews, nieces, aunts, uncle and cousins.

    Preceded by maternal and paternal grandparents.

  • The Vinson Family



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020


  • Interment


Benjamin J. "Ben" Vinson

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Bradley Martin

January 3, 2021

Loves hanging out after school and going to the pizza shop for pizza or something to drink while running around Zanesville like 2 energy filled people. You will be missed Ben, no doubt about that.

Jeff Shelton

December 16, 2020

Big Ben, the Big Man in our ZUM youth group. U brought joy and smiles to all. Your decision at camp to accept Christ as your personal savior means we will meet again. Until then, stand tall. Jeff and Jill Shelton

Melissa Keister

December 15, 2020

Prayers for all of you as mourn. Praying for God's comforting arms to wrap around each and everyone and His peace to fill your hearts. Love, hugs, and blessings.

Lori Goings

December 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family! Thoughts & Prayers & Lots of hugs! So sorry for your loss! God Bless the family & give them strength during this very difficult time! RIP Ben!

Walter Conrad

December 13, 2020

Big Ben was one of a kind. My condolences to his family .

Nancy Bishop

December 12, 2020

I remember Ben well. Quite surprised and saddened to hear of his passing. My prayers go out to his family.