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Mr. Herbert Herman Vincent, Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the age of 96. A native of Lafayette, La., he was a resident of North Little Rock since 1966.
Herb was the beloved husband of Margaret (Escott) Vincent, and they celebrated their 75th anniversary last October.
He was the devoted father of Gail Adams (son-in-law Gary) of Little Rock, Susan McKinley (son-in-law Rick) of Baton Rouge, La., and Herb Vincent, Jr. (daughter-in-law Jamey Cavacini) of Birmingham, Ala. He was also the proud grandfather of Monica (Adams) Nelsen, Scott McKinley, Kristin McKinley and Kennedy Vincent as well as seven great-grandchildren. In addition, he enjoyed having two step-grandchildren, Carey (Adams) Hill and Sheri (Adams) Vander Ven, who each have two children.
Born in Youngsville, La., on October 1, 1926, he was the son of the late Freddie Vincent and Exiana (Bourque) Vincent of Lafayette, La.
An aeronautics aficionado who enjoyed building model airplanes in his youth, He was also an avid amateur photographer. Herb attended McNeese Junior College and Southwestern Louisiana Institute before enlisting in the US Army Air Forces (later the US Air Force) during World War II.
Upon the conclusion of WWII, he joined Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company as a purchasing agent in Shreveport. Including a transfer to ArkLa’s Little Rock office in 1966, he remained employed by ArkLa Gas until his retirement in 1986.
A voracious reader, Herb also enjoyed traveling and fishing and remained active in retirement with volunteer work at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he and Margaret were members for more than 50 years. He also volunteered as a poll worker on election days in his retirement years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Smith Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, North Little Rock on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm, and Funeral Service and Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 at 11:00 am. Interment with military honors will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park. Pallbearers include: Gary Adams, Rick McKinley, Scott McKinley, Kristin McKinley, Adam Nelsen and Brian Bramlette.
Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.--
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
7:00 - 7:30pm (Central time)
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
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