It was a special day of joy on March 27, 1955 when God Blessed Jesse & Ruthella Vann with a bundle of joy, Jeffery James Vann. He was the fifth of eight children.
He received his education through the Tulsa Public School system. He was a 1973 graduate of the Tulsa Central Braves where he played basketball, the sport he enjoyed so much. After High School Jeff assisted his father in many
different job opportunities.
He was employed with the Tulsa Public School Transportation Department for 28 Â½ years as a school Bus Driver. Jeff’s love for children led him to give back to his community as a coach for several years. He was a Basketball Coach for Sam Houston Elementary School and Holy Family Cathedral School for several years.
On March 17, 1984 he married the love of his life Linda Bell. For 36 years they had a relationship that was filled with love. She was always by his side taking care of his every need and want. To this union they formed a loving family with three beautiful children: LaTara Tomlin, Kevin King, Tonya King.
Preceded in death by:
Parents; Rev. Jesse and Ruthella Vann. Sibling; Marie Brackeen, Louis Vann, Jessie Vann, Celestine Vann-Miles, Marian Vann-Denson. Grandparents; Lawrence and Belzora Clayton.
Leaves to cherish:
His lovely wife of 36 years Linda Vann, two daughters LaTara (Antonio) McGlothin, Tonya King- Parks (John), Kevin King, two Sisters: Minister Belinda Vann, Zellaree (Vernon) Vann-Washington, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and three very special friends: and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorial Services for Mr. Jeffery James Vann 64, of Tulsa, Oklahoma Bus Driver Tulsa Public School System will be 1:00PM Saturday New Hope Community Church 846 East 46th Street North Tulsa, Oklahoma 74126 with Rev. Antonio McGlothis, Sr.
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