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Robert Vann, Sr

June 21, 1933 – July 24, 2013


Robert Vann, Sr. started his blessed life on June 21, 1933, to Cooley Vann and Vera Marshall in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he spent his early life. In 1954, he enlisted to the United States Army for two years as a cook. This is where his passion for the culinary arts flourished.

He came to Los Angeles, CA shortly after and started his career as a Chef at Stevens Steak and Seafood House, where he held this position for over 50 years. He enjoyed spending his free time with his family and attending the Horse Races.

On July 24, 2013, Robert Vann, Sr. was called to rest. Those who preceded him in death are his parents: Cooley Vann and Vera Marshall and his six siblings: Ronnie Vann, Donnie Vann, Obie Vann, Elmer Vann, Glenn Vann and Dolores Vann.

He leaves to cherish his legacy: his wife Edwina Lindsey; four children: Roberta Vann, Robert Vann, Jr., Carlotta “Lynn” Vann, and Carla Vann; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also left with precious memories are his three brothers: Lorenzo Vann, Luther Vann, Walter Vann; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral Information


Metropolitan Mortuary Jurupa Valley
2940 Rubidoux Boulevard
Riverside, Ca 92509
United States



August 08, 2013 • 10:00am

East Hills Community Church
20660 Orange Terrance Parkway
Riverside, Ca 92508
United States


Minister Clark Phillips


Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, Ca 92518
United States



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