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Kyle O. Vinson

December 6, 1995 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 23)


Kyle Owen Vinson passed away on June 10th, 2019. He was born on December 6th, 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, 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. 

On behalf of the family of Kyle Vinson we would like to invite you to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 11 AM at Bateman’s Funeral Home, 915 NE Yaquina Heights Dr, Newport, Or.

Kyle loved the color blue, as evidenced in his choice of Mustang and his awesome truck, feel free to honor Him by wearing BLUE. There will be an open mic for anyone to share memories, funny stories and tall tales of Kyle that touched your life. If you have pictures you want to share with Debbie and Kelley please text them to 541-270-3267 by Saturday, 6/15/19. Bekki Wagner can also accept pictures and memories at

Kyle packed a lot into his short 23 years, he loved being a fisherman and a reception hosted by the Fisherman’s Wives will follow the service at the Newport Elks. Safe journey Kyle!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kyle's honor to the Newport Fishermen's Wives at the P.O. Box 971, Newport, Oregon  97365 or the Toledo High School Boosters at 1800 Sturdevant Road Toledo, Oregon 97391

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Celebration of Life
June 22, 2019

11:00 AM
Bateman Funeral Home
915 NE Yaquina Heights Dr.
Newport, OR 97365

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