Funeral services for Mr. Robert Randall Vining will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with the Rev. Jason Strong officiating. Interment and committal services will be at the Forest Corner Cemetery near Oak Grove. Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, March 4 and again from noon until time for service Friday, March 5 at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
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Robert Randall Vining was born August 28, 1936 in Oak Grove and he died Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Mr. Vining was a veteran of the Unites States Army serving as a military policeman. He was also a retired supervisor with the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Lee Vining and Stella Oldham Vining.
Robert is survived by his wife, Karen Vining; his three children, Bryan Vining, Tammy Vining Shaw and her husband Bill, Randy Vining and his wife Kelly; three children by marriage, Leslie Witcher, Shelly Stuart and Megan Ortolano and her husband, Damian; three brothers, Mitchell Vining, Harry Vining and Michael Vining; four sisters, Dixie Vining Harrison, Joy Vining Ferrel, Dorothy Vining Clark and Mary Helen Vining Morgan; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy Vining, Tyler Frazier, Conor McCune, Devin McCune, and nephews, Bruce Harrison and Ken Harrison.
Honorary pallbearers are John Philley, "Buddy" Eikert, Ricky Boone, Charles Sawyer, John Morgan, Zane Tubbs and Bryan Guillory.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Mar. 3 to Mar. 8, 2010