|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1983|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2007, Iraq|
Sgt. Anthony Tony Michael Vinnedge Kress, age 24 of Okeana, died while serving his country in Iraq on July 5, 2007.
Tony was born in Hamilton, Ohio on January 6, 1983 the son of Deborah Kress Vinnedge of Okeana and Michael Vinnedge of Hamilton. He was a 2001 graduate of Talawanda High School where he was a member of the Cross Country Team, Track and Field and sang in the school choir. In his senior year, he won the Fairfield Ford Cross Town Shoot-Out and was award Student of the Week. Tony served five years in The U.S. Army which included three years of active duty and two years with The Ohio National Guard where he had been deployed with the 2nd Squadron #107th Calvary. Tony is also survived by his brother Michael John Vinnedge, II; his grandparents Delbert R. and Janette M. Kress of Okeana, and John Vinnedge of Hamilton; aunts and uncles Nancy Kress of Middletown, Amy Jo Merz, Diane Pink, Karen Wright, John W. Vinnedge, II; a devoted great aunt, Evelyn Kress; great aunts Velma Cornett and Margie Roark; numerous cousins, relatives and friends including Eric Kendle and his devoted friend and role model Ricky L. Hazelwood. Tony was preceded in death by his grandmother, Phyllis Vinnedge. Funeral services will be held at the Hamilton Christian Center, 1940 Millville Road Hamilton, Ohio on Saturday July 14, 2007 at 11:00am with Pastor Wendell Coning, Rev. Johnny Wade Sloan, and Rev. Andrew Zinsmeister officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday July 13, 2007, from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at the church. Burial with full military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorials be directed to a charity of the donor's choice. Webb Noonan Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Jul 04, 2008
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