Clarence Vinzant, age 79 of Perry, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Chariton Cemetery at Chariton, IA. Memorials will be given to the family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Clarence Wesley Vinzant was born on September 26, 1939 at Iowa City, IA to Ival Lee and Vera Edna (Teeter) Vinzant. He attended school at Chariton, IA and Phoenix, AZ. He was united in marriage to Julia Marie Hayward at Omaha, NE on October 22, 1965. He worked at Massey Ferguson, Des Moines, IA and Fawn Engineering, Clive, IA.

He loved motorcycles, woodworking, working in his yard, gardening and helping his neighbors.

In death he rejoins his father, Ival Vinzant, mother Vera Sanders, step-father Wilbert Sanders, a daughter, Debbie and a sister Betty Melton.

Left to cherish Clarence’s memory are his wife Julia Vinzant, Perry, IA, children, Chad Vinzant, West Des Moines, IA, Jana (Chuck) Botts, Summerville, SC, Craig Vinzant, Des Moines, IA, and Cynthia Vinzant, San Diego, CA and a grandson Christopher Vinzant, Portland, OR.