Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Vincent Rodney Delap

August 15, 1954August 24, 2019

Vincent Rodney Delap was born on August 15, 1954 in Bellvill, Illinois and passed away on August 24, 2019 in Gastonia, North Carolina.


  • A Life Well Celebrated Memorial Ceremony Saturday, September 14, 2019


Vincent Rodney Delap

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Dottie Burnsidr

September 7, 2019

Music was my connection to
Friendship with Vince and Dan. MPBC had appreciated their talent many years in choir. They were always fun to be around at that time. Vince handled my Mother in Law’s estate sale showing many additional talents .
.in that area.
Vince , you will be missed by the world as so many of us are heartbroken by your loss. I know Dan is. So good of Dan to make an appearance at choir retreat ending . RIP Vince and love to Dan as Vince’s love will always be there. In your heart.

dhijana scott-harmony

September 4, 2019

I remember fondly my first memories of meeting you (and Dan) when you both joined our MPBC choir (back when Paul and Dennis started with us). There was always something very special about you both; something that made me want to be closer to you both. I truly treasure those years of singing and playing together, especially when I got to join the tenor section in our motet choir and then in the main choir which gave me the opportunity to spend more quality time with you both (and your sweet dog too). Your unconditional love and support always made me feel like a better person and for this I am forever grateful. As so many have said already, the world is a bit darker minus your light but let us all hope as time goes on, that it will continue shining through the hearts and lives of each of us touched by your loving support and wisdom. If there is a heavenly choir, it has really gotten a huge boost this summer from our neighborhood. You will be missed, dear one.

Jim Baetz

September 1, 2019

I worked for Vince at Encore Books&Music in Camp Hill PA. He taught me so many valuable life skills that I use everyday. He treated everyone with kindness and was a gentle soul. I know he touched everyone that he knew in a positive way. RIP.

Edward Fox

September 1, 2019

I worked for Vince at Encore Books and Music in Camp Hill, PA. I know that everyone there held him in high regard. He was a knowledgeable, kind-hearted friend.

Rosemary Lukenbill

August 31, 2019

Vince and I became friends during our Musicden days in the late 70's and his friendship and love of music taught me so much. He was so dear to me and will be greatly missed by all of us who called him friend. R I P Vinnie

Bill Thomas

August 31, 2019

Enjoyed singing in MPBC choir with Vince. Caring and devoted man.

Matthew Manwarren

August 31, 2019

Vince was a one of a kind gentleman. I am honored to have known him.

Kiki Neale

August 30, 2019

Vinnie always made me feel loved and appreciated and even beautiful. We shared so many Thanksgivings and birthdays and choir retreats and dinners and movies and shopping sprees and “date nights”... he gave Andrew and me the gift of reliable, true friendship, and we are unable to comprehend his having gone on to, as he so recently put it, the great celestial choir.

Paul Zeman

August 30, 2019

I've know Vince for more years than I can actually count. I met him through one of our great mutual loves.....music.....via the Charlotte Choral Society, now Carolina Voices. Vince and I shared many debates over the years due to our differing political stances. But always....ALWAYS....he was a gentleman, a scholar, and a genuinely good human being, in a time when the world has too few. It will take some time for those of us left here to learn how to deal with a world that is a little darker, a little less civil, and a lot less musical without Vince in it. Rest In Peace, my friend....

Keith Campbell

August 29, 2019

Vince was always a kind and generous soul, always there for me And my wife. I will miss his great sense of humor and his fantastic sarcasm on a variety of subjects. He was a loving and caring person. When my Mom passed away over a year ago, during the service, there was Vince who, in spite of his not feeling well himself, drove the 4 hours round trip just to add comfort to me and our family.. I will miss his spirit and his intellect and most of all, the love he gave to so many💜❤️🌈🌹