Charles Sidney (Chuck) Vinsant (Sign Guestbook)

Charles Sidney (Chuck) Vinsant, age 74, passed away on December 19, 2018 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

A celebration of life memorial and gathering for Chuck will be held 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Meadhaven on the Lake, 3217 Cox Road, Louisville, TN. 37777

Chuck was born on November 27, 1944 to the late Dempsey Glenn Vinsant and Virginia Garret Vinsant in Maryville, TN.

He was a dedicated employee with the Knoxville New Sentinel for 40 years as an Advertising Executive and Information Technology Professional. He was a graduate of Maryville High School and attended Wofford College. An avid fisherman, Chuck was a founding member, official, and first magazine editor of the East Tennessee BASS Association. As an active part of his children’s lives, he was a coach, supporter, and Commissioner of the West Knoxville, and coach at Bearden Little Leagues. A lover of wine, he was a knight in the Cross of Burgundy wine appreciation club. Most recently, he was an active member of the Lhasa Apso Southern Rescue and enjoyed traveling with the Tennessee Ridge Runners RV group.

The loving family he leaves behind to cherish his memory includes his wife of 47 years, Sandra Gail Swindler Vinsant; 2 children, Charles Ralston (Ross) Vinsant (Susan) of Spartanburg, SC, and Angelia (Angie) Kaye Vinsant Fitts (Walt) of Atlanta, GA; brother Gary Glenn Vinsant; sister Jennie Kaye Vinsant Payne (Jim); 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and two cherished “fur children.”

Chuck was a giant among men with a heart to match. We will miss his infectious laugh and wit, quick smile, outgoing personality, and unconditional love for his wife and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to Knox Area Rescue Ministry (

4 guestbook entries for “Charles Sidney (Chuck) Vinsant”:

  1. Patsy Huffaker says:

    Gail: I am so saddened to learn of Chuck’s passing. He was a very special person. A very good friend and co-worker – someone who really cared about his friends and certainly loved his family above all. Know that my prayers are with you.

  2. Dawn says:

    It was with deep sympathy that I read of the loss of your dear loved one. No doubt he was dearly loved by you, the family, and many others. May you find comfort in knowing that God is close to the broken-hearted, Psalms 34:18, and that others are thinking of you at this time.

  3. Mary Brannam says:

    Dear Gail and Family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Chuck passing away. He was such a good man! He was my manager a couple of times and I truly enjoyed working with him. He was a good friend and will be missed. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary Brannam

  4. Connie Cole says:

    Our heartfelt condolences from the Knoxville Area Gamma Phi Beta alumnae

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