James "Tankey" T. Vinson Jr.

January 15, 1952December 31, 2018

James T. “Tankey” Vinson Jr., 66, of Millbrook, AL, passed away at his home on Monday, December 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 28 years, Bonnie Vinson, his father James Vinson Sr., and a sister, Diane Ballentine. He is survived by his daughter Ashley Vinson; mother, Clodine Vinson, two sisters, Joan Williams (James), Pat Golden (Craig); one brother, Danny Vinson (Bonnie); numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beverly Reese with Blue Ridge Rehab and Lori Fowler with Aspire.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home.


  • Celebration of Life Gathering of Family & Friends Sunday, January 6, 2019

James "Tankey" T. Vinson Jr.

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John Lorentson

January 6, 2019

My prayers and sympathy go out for Tankey’s family. He is a good friend from the past as is all of the Vinson family. I know he will be missed by all.

Janette Davis

January 4, 2019

We lost a great friend and a good family man with the loss of Tankey, Rest In Peace my friend.
I will miss talking to you at the fence.

George Payne

January 4, 2019

I am stunned and saddened at the news of Tankey’s passing. He was a friend, helper, and trusted advisor going back to when I met him in the early 80’s. A giant teddy bear of a man who was always trustful, faithful, fair, and a wonderful sense of humor. I know from talking talked with him in recent months he must be very excited to be reunited with Bonnie who he missed and loved. I’ll miss you Tankey.

Norma Scott Gunter

January 4, 2019

Joan I am so sorry to hear about Tankey. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Chris Cofty

January 2, 2019

Sure gonna miss Tanky. I pray for Gods healing comfort and grace for family and friends. Paradise has to be a wonderful place.

Jackie Tillery

January 2, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful daughter Ashley whom I worked with! He was a wonderful man with a great and loving daughter! Everyone loved them both!