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John Junior Vincent

May 25, 1931 — August 16, 2021

Our beloved family patriarch, John Junior Vincent, passed away peacefully in his home Monday, August 16, 2021, with his wife Brenda was at his side. John was a caring, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather and will be “greatly” missed by his adoring family.

John had a big heart and leaves behind his loving wife of 62 ½ years, Brenda Lee Vincent, children Ruth Anne Mallery (Steven), Deborah Cotton (John), Rebekah Dawn Hepworth, John S. Vincent, Loro Vincent, and Patrick B. Vincent (Tonja). He also loved, teased, and tickled 17 grandchildren, 27 (& ¾) great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren…plus his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Claude, and Emma Myrtle Barratt Vincent, bother Reed, sisters Irene, Beth, Mildred, and Shirley, and his first-wife, Sadie Norita Natter (mother to Ruth, Debbie, & Beckie).

As a 6-year-old boy, John began working with his father threading pipe at .06 cents a thread in the plumbing trade. Overtime, he became a Master Plumber and the owner of Vincent Plumbing and spent the next 8 decades “keeping it flowing” in his community. He would jest about the plumbing profession being the only place a “flush” beats a full house.

‘Big John’ had an adventurous spirit and lived a full life. As a young man he participated in many exciting ventures including scuba salvage diving, cave and mine spelunking, he became an avid hunter, and fisherman. On more than one occasion, John, bagged trophy deer and elk that were listed in Boone & Crocket magazine. He also enjoyed playing softball, bowling, shooting pool, horseshoes, card games, and loved having game-nights with his family and friends into the wee hours of the morning.

John loved the Lord, Jesus Christ and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in multiple church callings often providing service to the elderly, widowed, and those most in need. It was not uncommon for John and his sons to go into the woods, fill his truck with firewood, and then split and deliver it to someone in need. John and Brenda were also “famous” for their annual corn-on-the-cob party held annually near Labor Day, which brought friends and family from far-and-wide together to celebrate and give thanks for the year’s harvest.

He left big shoes to fill.

A brief viewing will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1202 4th Avenue East Polson, MT 59860 at 11:00AM Saturday August 21, 2021, followed by a graveside farewell at Lake View Cemetery Polson, MT 59860 at 12:00PM (noon). Family and friends are welcome to one final corn party at 6:30PM that evening at the Vincent’s home.
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Saturday, August 21, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)

Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints

1202 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860

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