Obituary for Larry Dale Vincent
Larry Dale Vincent
March 11, 1941 – February 7, 2018, age 76.
Larry was born and raised in Kansas. He served his country in the late 1960’s as a member of the Army, and saw active duty while stationed in South Korea. After being honorably discharged from service he returned to work at the railroad, where he had started as a copy boy at the age of 18. He retired in 2000 after 40 years of service and at retirement was a Vice President for Norfolk and Southern. He played on the company’s bowling team for many years and he enjoyed organizing the company’s annual family picnic. He was a member of the Traffic and Transportation club of Kansas City for many years and served his final year with the organization as the board President. In 1975 he became a firefighter at the Monticello Union Township Volunteer fire department and served for many years. He led a very active life of hunting, fishing, camping, travel, knife shows, antiquing, and enjoyed volunteering and sponsoring at the annual banquet for the National Wild Turkey Federation. In October of 2014 he moved to Springfield, Missouri.
He is survived by his loving partner of 20 years, Jennifer Bayles. He was preceded in death by his parents Leslie Floyd and Alma Vincent. He is survived by a large family. His four children: Stephen (Tammy) of Belton, MO, Stacy (Will) Monticello, IN, Shawn (Melissa) Louisburg, KS, and Shelly (Darrell) of Springfield, MO. Grandchildren: Lucas (Diana), Elixa (Zach), Quinn, Kerri, Lauren, Victoria, Madison, Mikaela, Allison, and Wyatt. One grandson, Hunter Vincent predeceased him. Great grandchildren: Genesis, Zayden, and Emberlee. His is survived by Sister Patty Hester and Brother Dean Vincent of Fritch, TX, and his Aunt Betty of Kansas City, KS.
Services will be:
Friday February 16, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
Memorial service at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut St., Springfield MO
Graveside service to follow @ Springfield National Cemetery, 1702 E Seminole St, Springfield MO
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