Kyle Owen Vinson December 6, 1995 – June 10, 2019
Kyle Owen Vinson passed away on June 10, 2019. He was born on December 6, 1995 to Kelley and Debbie Vinson of Toledo, Oregon.
Kyle grew up in Toledo where he developed a love for the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and riding 4-wheelers and dirt bikes. He graduated from Toledo High School in 2014 where he had been an avid sports player. He then went on to Linn Benton Community College in Albany where he excelled in the field of welding and fabrication. He graduated in 2016 with an honors degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology.
After getting his degree, Kyle decided to try commercial fishing aboard the F/V Pacific. He loved the adventure, excitement, hard work and camaraderie of fishing, and in turn, the fishing community embraced him with open arms and love.
Kyle was known to everyone as having a big heart, full of kindness and endless compassion. He would often go above and beyond to help others in need without asking for anything in return, and was a loyal friend. His contagious smile could light up a room, and the joy and laughter he brought to many will be sorely missed. He enjoyed life to the fullest and never let anything get him down and never gave up. Above all, he was an amazing and loving son.
Kyle is survived by his parents Kelley and Debbie Vinson of Toledo, Oregon; grandparents Jerald O. Spores (his buddy) and Vicki Channer of Logsden; grandmother Arlene Parsons of Newport; grandmother Barbara Vinson of Toledo; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his dog Sadie.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at Bateman Funeral Home in Newport. A reception hosted by the Fishermen’s Wives will follow the service at the Newport Elks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kyle’s honor to the Newport Fishermen’s Wives at P.O. Box 971, Newport, OR, 97365 or to the Toledo High School Boosters at 1800 Sturdevant Road, Toledo, OR, 97391.