OBITUARY

Deloy "Vince" Vincent McMullen II

December 27, 1942February 16, 2019

Vince was born in Webb City, Missouri and graduated from Webb City High School. He went on to receive a degree from Pittsburgh State University. Vince was a proud US Air Force Vietnam Veteran. He served 24 years as a munitions officer and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He loved to dance and listen to music. He enjoyed competing in gun competitions and was a member of many shooting organizations including, IALEFI, SCSA, IPSC, MPSA. He was also a lifetime member of NRA.

Vince was preceded in death by his Parents, Deloy and Ruth McMullen.

Vince will be deeply missed by his Wife of 54 years, Dona; Children, Vincent “Vinny” McMullen, Loretta “Lori” (Mark) Matson, Russell (Amanda) McMullen; Grandchildren, Tony (Kelly) Starks, Gabrielle McMullen, Cole Matson, Kyle McMullen, Jack Matson, Kaleb McMullen, and Charlotte McMullen; Sister, Julie King.

~Service of Remembrance~ 2pm on Thursday, February 21 at Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, 552 East River Road, Anoka, Minnesota

Please come dressed as you are, no formal attire is necessary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Service of Remembrance Thursday, February 21, 2019
REMEMBERING

Deloy "Vince" Vincent McMullen II

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Vinny McMullen

February 20, 2019

My most treasured memory of Dad is from when I was between 8 and 10 years old and was tagging along with dad and a friend or two of his on a hunting trip. It was a cold day in the Fall and I had dressed myself for a day out in the woods. Well, it was cold and I didn't really dress for the cold, so along the way my feet began to get colder and colder. They got cold enough that as a 10 year old I was close to tears with the discomfort. Dad had me sit down on a fallen tree trunk while he removed my shoes and began to rub my bare feet with his hands until they were warm again. It was such a relief to have my feet thawed out, and in that simple act I knew he loved me. We got my shoes back on and he tied them for me. I remember how my shoes always felt more snug and more comfortable when he tied them for me. I will miss him.

Dee Davidson

February 18, 2019

I met the Mc Mullen clan when I was in 2nd grade through Loretta their daughter. We were in the same grade and made fast friends. Soon our parents all met and my father James and Vince became very good friends. Two peas in a pod they were! They went to gun shows, hung out smoking cigars together and soon Vince introduced my family to HBO, video cassette players and Atari!! We were over their house all the time! He always had all the new fun stuff!!!
I will say Vince was very handsome, he had this great big mustache it oviously was awe inspiring because eventually my dad grew one too........ he still has one to this day. A huge reminder of his friend.
We have missed Vince through the years. We are saddened by his passing and are thinking of his family in this time of mourning. Our deepest sympathies to the Mc Mullen’s, extended family and friends.
Love,
James and Dee Davidson

Peter Thompson

February 18, 2019

Vince, and Dona, were beloved and active members at our Senior Center in Charlottesville, VA for many years. His quick wit, love of sharing stories (and snacks!), and his eagerness to volunteer around The Center left a lasting legacy. He especially loved doing yard work as well as sharpening our tools and his fellow woodcarvers tools (2011 photo of him in the craft room with his carving tools is attached). We have missed him since he left our community and my thoughts are with Dona and all his family and friends.
Peter M. Thompson
Executive Director, Senior Center, Charlottesville VA

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