Mr. James Robert Vann, 86, of Clinton, NC, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Funeral service will be at 2 PM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 4641 Church Road, Newton Grove, NC 28366 with Rev. Gregg Presnal officiating. Interment with Masonic and Military Rites will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 PM – 8 PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
His survivors include; wife, Helen Bass Vann of the home; daughters, Helen Raye Vann Smith and husband, Billy of Salemburg and Robin Vann Heatherington and husband Paul of Raleigh; grandchildren, Sean Smith, Shea Smith, Van Heatherington, Rachel Heatherington and Anna Heatherington; niece, Linda McCullen; and nephew, Randy Vann.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Ora House Vann and brother, Gilbert Vann.
Mr. Vann was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. He was a Mason for 56 years, a Shriner, and a Sudan Dunn clown for 53 years. He enjoyed helping children receive needed medical assistance in Shriners Hospitals throughout the US. This was a contentment in his life that will be remembered. Mr. Vann was a farmer and a former owner of Vann’s Grocery and the Farm House Restaurant until his retirement.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumplerhoneycutt.com.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church, 4641 Church Road, Newton Grove, NC 28366 or Shriners Hospitals, 403 E Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560.
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