Chad Vinzant of West Des Moines


Chad Vinzant, 43, of West Des Moines and formerly of Perry passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Perry, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chariton Cemetery at Chariton, Iowa. Family requests everyone to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while attending visitation and services.

Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at

Chad Wesley Vinzant was born Aug. 11, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Clarence Wesley and Julia Marie (Hayward) Vinzant.

He graduated from Perry High School.

After high school, Chad moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and worked at an automotive shop and then moved back to Iowa and worked at some tire shops until taking a job at the Costco Tire Shop.

He enjoyed going to the gym to work out and was good at helping his friends when they needed help.

Chad was especially good to his mother.

In death he rejoins his father, Clarence; and a sister, Debbie.

Left to cherish Chad’s memory are his mother, Julia Vinzant of Perry; siblings, Craig Vinzant of Des Moines, Jana (Chuck) Botts of Summerville, South Carolina, and Cynthia Vinzant of Phoenix, Arizona; a nephew, Christopher Vinzant of Phoenix; numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.


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