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Richard Vincent

Richard Edward Vincent

Monday, September 3rd, 1928 - Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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Richard Edward Vincent, 90, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019. He was born on September 3, 1928, the son of Lawrence G. Vincent and Marjorie E. (Wilbur) Vincent. Richard was a Battle Creek High School graduate on 1947. In December, 1950, Richard married Elizabeth Douglas in Colorado Springs, CO. He served in the US Army from 1950-1952, stationed in Salzburg, Austria, and was promoted to Staff Sergeant. After his military service, Richard returned home and started his plumbing career as a third generation plumber. In 1961, he began working for the VA Hospital and worked there for 32 years, retiring in 1992.

Richard is survived by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth L. (Douglas) Vincent; 4 children, Michael (Victoria) Vincent, Cheryl (Tim) Flo, Mark (Rose) Vincent and Lisa (Robert) Markos; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Gloria, Shirley, and Beverly.

He enjoyed watching nature and feeding the birds and squirrels; as well as spending quality time with his family, grandchildren and friends. He loved music, playing the accordion, piano and organ by ear.

The funeral service will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Road, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 12:30 pm, with the family receiving friends an hour before the service. A private family service will take place in the Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard's name may be made to Glenn Arbor Hospice. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Posted at 08:18pm
Uncle Dick was a very good man, he will be missed. Scott & Lori Shaffer and family.
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Posted at 07:54am
With deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 02:18pm
Sorry for your loss. May the family find comfort through prayerful reliance on Jehovah, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the hearer of prayer and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4; Psalms 65:2.
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