Robert Wallace Vinyard

May 11, 1929 - October 28, 2017

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Robert was born May 11, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Margaret & Weldon Vinyard. At 18 he joined the navy serving on the U.S.S. Hambleton, a destroyer mine sweeper as a gunners mate.


Bob was a capable man of many talents. He once dismantled a 1946 Cadillac, lining the parts along a driveway then reassembled it to perfect running condition. He was proud to have served as a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus and was a 4th Degree Knight. He loved to work and owned “Master Handyman” in Downey, CA as a licensed general contractor for many years.


While he loved to hammer, he considered his life’s work was making his wife Carmen the happiest woman on Earth. As in all his endeavors, he was successful.


Robert passed away on October 28, 2017. Services will be held at Miller Mies Mortuary Downey on November 10th at 10:30am.