George Anderson Vann, Jr., 81, of Reedy

George Anderson Vann, Jr., 81, of Reedy, West Virginia died April 17, 2016 at his home.

He was born September 9, 1934 in Erwin, North Carolina a son of the late George Anderson and Mary Etta Moore Vann, Sr. He served in the US Marines and worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Carpenters Union in Maryland where he built skyrises, shopping centers and bridges among other things. He also worked for the State Department of Corrections in Maryland. He resided in Maryland for over 43 years before moving to West Virginia.

George married the love of his life, the late Thelma Lenore Schroyer Vann and was married for over 54 years. Out of this union he had three daughters, Susan Lenora Vann Brooks, with whom he made his home in Reedy, Darlene Lucille Huntt of Waldorf, Maryland, and Mary Beth Toohey of Cave City, Kentucky; and two sons, Stephen Vann of Edgewater, Maryland and George Christopher Vann of Waldorf. He is also survived by one sister, Eloise Stewart of Raleigh, North Carolina; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents and his wife, George was preceded in death by his siblings, Walt, Moses, Sexton, Bernice, Ruth and Elizabeth.

Service will be at 11:00am Friday April 22, 2016 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Waldorf, Maryland with Pastor John Farrish officiating.

Entombment will be in the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf with military rites. Visiting hours will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the church.

AREHART-ECHOLS FUNERAL HOME will be conducting the services in Maryland. TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, West Virginia provided local arrangements for the Vann family. There will be no services or visitation in West Virginia.