June 28, 1949 - September 6, 2021
Arzell Floyd Vann was born in Madison County to the late Arzell Vann and Minnie Huddleston Vann on June 28, 1949. Floyd attended Jackson City Public Schools. He was a graduate of Merry High School Class of 1968. At Merry High School, Floyd was a member of the Green Hornets’ basketball and football teams. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served two years. After being honorably discharged, he returned home to Jackson where he attended Lane College. Thereafter, he moved to Memphis where he was employed by Xerox Corporation. At Xerox, Floyd broke social barriers by becoming their first black employee as a sales account manager. Later, he worked for Cablevision of Jackson and for several construction companies also in Jackson. In addition, Floyd was a remarkable gardener and was well known for his delicious, home-grown vegetables. Floyd married Elizabeth Love on October 28, 1973, and two children were born to this union. Additionally, he professed a hope in Christ and united with Home Baptist Church. After a short illness, Arzell Floyd Vann ended his life’s journey on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Pine Meadows Healthcare Center in Bolivar, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter: April Renae Vann (infant); five brothers: Roy Lee Vann, Melvoy Vann, James Earl Vann, Randall (Buck Vann), and Clay Vann; two sisters: Birtha Mae Vann (infant) and Francis Horton Fowlkes. Those left to cherish his memories are his son Cory Vann (Latonia) of Toone, TN; two granddaughters: April Vann of Bolivar, TN and Avidia Vann of Toone, TN; one brother: Larnell Vann of Milwaukee, WI; three sisters: Shirley Vann Sykes of Jackson, TN, Minnie Vann Bonds and Jeanette Vann Roberts both of Milwaukee, WI; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Arzell Floyd Vann was born in Madison County to the late Arzell Vann and Minnie Huddleston Vann on June 28, 1949. Floyd attended Jackson City Public Schools. He was a graduate of Merry High School Class of 1968. At Merry High School, Floyd... View Obituary & Service Information
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