James "Golden Eagle" Vinson, 69, of Owensboro, passed away January 2, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 12, 1950, in Owensboro to the late Harold and Betty Ellen Vinson. James was a proud Vietnam Veteran and served in the Navy. He loved dogs, motorcycles, and racecars, and had never met a stranger.
James is survived by his wife of 17 years, Penny Horn Vinson; children, Michele, Joseph (Helen), Tabitha, and Courtney Vinson; 14 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 2pm Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Entombment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4pm until 7pm Monday, and 12pm until 2pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Vinson family, care of Penny and her children; 900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303.