Johnson City Press Thursday, April 17, 2014


Published July 16th, 2013 9:52 pm

Mr. Kenneth E. Vines, 82, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Vines was a native of Washington County and son of the late Foster H. & Eva Lewis Vines.
He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Mr. Vines graduated from Jonesboro High School.
He was a United States Army Master Sergeant, retiring after 21 years of service. He served two tours in Germany, one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife of 58½ years, Norma Jean Bennett Vines, Jonesborough; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kent & Tracy Vines, Charleston, SC, and Kevin & Kim Vines, Jonesborough; grandson, Shane Vines, Charleston, SC; granddaughter, Katie Vines, Atlanta, GA; one sister, Marie Davis, Gray; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the CLC Staff at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for their dedication and loving care given to Mr. Vines.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Allan Davis officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted at 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family & friends.
Condolences may be sent to the Vines family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821