Memorial service for Byron Cromwell Vann, Jr., age 78, of Decatur, will be Monday, June 1, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chip Vann officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service.
Mr. Vann, who died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Decatur Morgan Hospital, was born July 2, 1941, in Rockwood, TN, to Byron Cromwell Vann, Sr. and Margaret Palmer Vann. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carol Vann Holland. Mr. Vann was an entrepreneur at heart. He owned and operated an insurance agency for over 20 years, and Gold's Gyms in Tennessee and Alabama for 15 years. He owned real estate in downtown Decatur with which he helped spark the revitalization of the area. Mr. Vann served on the Decatur City Council from 1972 - 1976. He was involved for many years as an active member and past president of the Decatur Jaycees. He loved to fly his planes, work on cars, and was an avid Alabama fan.
He is survived by his son, Chip Vann of Springville; daughter, Jennifer Clanton (Andrew) of Madison; and two grandchildren, Jacksyn Clanton (Michael Coppess) of Boston, MA and Noah Clanton of Madison.
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