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John R. Vines, Sr.

Friday, January 13, 2012

John Robert Vines, Sr., son of the late Sam and Ilah Hays Vines, was born on Oct.17, 1952, in Sikeston, Mo., and died at his home in Dexter on Jan. 13, 2012.

On Oct. 18, 1980, he married Nancy S. Nelson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children: John (Johnny) R. Vines, Jr., of St. Louis, and Emily E. Vines of the home; two sisters, Janie Vines McPherson and Jeannie Vines Box; and two brothers, Jim Vines and Joey Vines, all of Sikeston.

John was in banking all of his professional career, which began with Security Federal Savings and Loan in Malden, and he was an avid golfer. He was a long-time member of Rotary Club International, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Father Slay Council of Knights of Columbus.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Mo.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, with Father David Dohogne presiding.

Interment will take place at Walker Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Memorial donations may be made to Ben Kruse 18 Fore Life Foundation, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO, 63841; Gateway Chapter, National MS Society, 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63196; or Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 102 E. Castor, Dexter, MO.

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