Peter Edee Vinsant

Vinsant, Peter Edee age 82, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 surrounded by family. He died peacefully in his sleep after fighting a 3-month battle against lymphoma. Peter served his country as an officer with the rank of Lt. Commander in the Navy and later the Navy Reserve for 8 years. His career took him all over the world. For 31 years, Peter was a pilot for Northwest Airlines, retiring as one of the most senior Captains, flying the 747-400. Peter married his wife, Wendy Vinsant, in 1977 and the two spent most of their 40 years playing golf, boating, riding motorcycles and horses, snow skiing, traveling the world, and playing with their dogs. Peter is survived by his spouse Wendy Vinsant, children Ron (Nancy) Vinsant and Diana (Bob) Davis, grandchildren Michael (Christie) Davis, Stephanie Davis, Rachel Davis, Ivor Vinsant and Aris Vinsant, sister Pat Hoffman, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Gwendolyn, and daughter Valerie Vinsant. A celebration of life in Florida this fall is pending. Memorials preferred to the Special Olympics of Florida (1915 Don Wickham Dr., Clermont, FL 34711) or the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, (1137 Marbella Plaza Dr., Tampa, FL 22619)