Richard Vincent, 83, of Havelock, North Carolina, went to be with the Lord, Thursday (Jan. 5, 2017)?at the Carolina East Medical Center, New Bern, North Carolina.
Richard served 32 years of active military duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. He proudly defended our country to include three tours in the Republic of Vietnam. He retired as an officer achieving the rank of captain.
Richard's true loves were fishing, hunting, gardening and woodworking. He was exceptionally skilled as he hunted rabbits, dove and deer aboard the Marine Corps Air Station and surrounding hunting clubs. He spent many hours bass fishing in the local creeks and especially king mackerel and flounder fishing at Cape Lookout.
His gardens were always amazing with vegetables a plenty. In the later stages of his life, he mastered the skill of woodworking by turning blank pieces of wood on a lathe into beautiful bowls with exceptional finishes.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, North Carolina. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Community Baptist Church, Newport, North Carolina, with Pastor Billy Knox officiating. Burial service will be immediately following at Amariah Garner Cemetery on Nine Foot Road, Newport, North Carolina.
Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary A. Vincent; daughter, Linda V. Haller; sons, Robert "Bobby" Vincent, Richard Thomas "Tommy" and wife Iris M. Vincent, of Havelock; grandchildren, Richard F. Haller III, of Newport, James Thomas Vincent of Havelock, Geremy, and Jessica and Jacob Lee Vincent of Georgia; great-granddaughter, Aryonniah Kae Haller; and seven other great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Blanche Harper Vincent, and father, Francis Marion Vincent.
Online condolences may be made at mundenfhhavelock.com.
Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Cremations, Havelock 908 Lake Road, Havelock, NC 28532. 252-444-6248.
Published on January 11, 2017