He was born Feb. 24, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, son of William Earl and Beulah Mason Vann. He first married Mary Webb. He later married Raquel Maico.
Vann was a graduate of Central High School. He joined the Peace Corps in 1975 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1976. He received a medal for the triple jump in the Army Olympics while stationed in Neuenburg, Germany.
Survivors include his wife; his mother of the home; two daughters, Timeka Vann-Guyton of Edwardsville, Ill., Andrina Vann of the home; two sons, Rans and Andrew Vann of the home; two brothers, David Vann of St. Louis, Mark Vann of La Palma, Calif.; a sister, Peggy Vann of Cape Girardeau; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.
The service was held Nov. 26 at Azusa World Ministries in Pasadena, Calif.
Forest Lawn Mortuary in Covina, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.