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OBITUARY

David Lynn Vincent

July 21, 1949November 23, 2019

David Lynn Vincent, 70, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Graham, KY passed away on Saturday, November 23rd 2019 at McGraw Center Hospice in Jacksonville, FL. He was born Thursday, July 21st, 1949 to the late Tommy S. and Ruby Nell Vincent.

Dave was a graduate of Graham High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 2 years in Germany. After obtaining a computer programming degree, he worked several years for Blue Cross Blue Shield and as a programming contractor for various companies across the United States.

Dave was of the Baptist faith and a member of Graham Baptist Church. He was an avid UK Wildcat fan and never missed watching a game. "Go Big Blue." He also loved socializing with people and making them laugh.

Survivors include, his wife, Carolyn, whom he married March 27th, 1976. Other survivors are his brother, Larry Vincent (Brenda) of Greenville, KY, a sister, Glenda Putnam (John) of Memphis, TN, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends. In addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased in death by his brother, Terrill Vincent of Graham, KY.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to Community Hospice / McGraw Center for his care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations in Dave's honor to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Community Hospice, the Humane Society, or a charity of your choice.

His memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Gary Padgett

December 4, 2019

Dave was a GREAT brother in law. The times we visited Dave and Carolyn in Louisville and in Florida were always great. I always loved just setting around and listening to him talk and tell those stories. I remember Larry and me staying with him at his apartment in Louisville , when Lincoln County played in sweet sixteen. Carolyn wanted us to meet an older lady and Dave told her we didn't need to be bored with that. The trip to Top Golf will always be a good memory for me. I will never forget what he said about me and the boys playing golf just outside of Jacksonville and how he called his friend to tell him about it. So many great memories. I will miss him, but will see him again in a better place. Just a GREAT guy.

Jason Perkins

December 4, 2019

Growing up in Ohio, we always looked forward to a trip to Florida. The summer after my junior year several of us decided to drive to Daytona Beach for a week. We crammed 3 cars full of bags and teenagers and took off. About 9 hours into the trip one of our cars blew its transmission. We had to move everyone from that car into the other two. We continued on even though we were literally packed to the max in both vehicles. It was pretty miserable. Shortly afterward, a rock hit my radiator and popped a hole in it. We detoured to Jacksonville and stopped at Dave and Carolyn's house. Needless to say we were all demoralized, and basically had decided to return home. Dave stepped in and took me to the hardware store to get some radiator plugging fluid. The entire way to the store Dave kept talking about how much fun the trip would be for us. He kept asking about where we were going and what we were going to see. We got back to the house and he helped me fix the leak. Everyone else was lying around on the floor of the house, pretty much broken. Dave kept poking at them asking if they were going to sleep their vacation away. He told a few jokes, complimented the girls and poked fun at the lazy guys. He put us all back in the vacation mood. He absolutely kept us together as a group and kept us going. He even gave us a better route to follow on the map. He saved our trip, and in the process showed me what a really genuine person he was. I carry that memory with me and truly cherish it. I try to follow his example whenever I meet someone who seems down on their luck. His influence continues to serve me well. God Bless you Dave. We all miss you but I know we'll meet again.

Connie Padgett

December 4, 2019

One of my favorite memories of Dave is the first year I was in the Padgett family we went to Louisville to Dave and Carolyn’s for Christmas. I think Dave knew I was nervous because I was a newbie. I remember him making me feel so very welcome to the family and their home. Another one is when we went on vacation a couple of years ago to Florida and stayed with Dave and Carolyn. Our one granddaughter at the time was 3. She would go upstairs and stand at the railing and say hello down there. Without fail Dave would say hello up there laughing as he said every word. Then as we were leaving hugging and say our goodbyes, Dave said thank you all for sharing your vacation time with us I know it’s precious time. We loved every minute of it. Wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Dave was a great brother-in-law, one of a kind. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dave. See you someday again in our forever Home. Until then keep cheering us on.

Kevin Perkins

December 4, 2019

I have to many memories to talk about. Don't worry Dave some of those will stay between us. On that note I think we all need to revisit Christmas in Florida when Dave and I decided it was a great idea for me to don some skin tight red pantyhose. Love you Dave, you will be missed by many!!!!

Kaye Perkins

December 4, 2019

Christmas in Florida! All our family enjoyed Christmas in Florida before our parents or Dave had passed away. Many jokes courtesy of Dave were enjoyed during this time. Carolyn & Dave took us to a fish camp for dinner one night. We were introduced to alligator meat at that time. Dave enjoyed our grab bag game. He laughed almost the whole time & picked on Chase! A wonderful memory of our time together.

Brad Padgett

December 3, 2019

One of my favorite memories happened a couple years ago while we were on vacation. We stayed with Dave and Carolyn for a few days, and my dad, Dave, my brother, and myself went to Topgolf and we had the best time! Just getting to hang out and listen to Dave tell stories was a blast! He was always easy to talk to and I always enjoyed just sitting and talking with him. He had a great sense of humor and always made me laugh.

Robbie Reynolds

December 3, 2019

I will always remember the late night talks with uncle dave sitting in front of the tv. I always enjoyed hanging out and just talking about life with him and getting his unique perspective on things. He is going to be greatly missed and I feel privileged to have spent the time I did with him.

Chase Padgett

December 2, 2019

Uncle Dave was the life of the party! I always looked forward to whatever jokes or stories he would share when we all got together. One of my favorite memories was when we were all in Alabama and Uncle Dave and I won the corn hole tournament. Another great memory was when we played golf in Jacksonville a couple of years ago. It was hard to swing a club because Uncle Dave kept us laughing the whole time. He will be missed very dearly!

Misty Dawn Jones

December 2, 2019

I have so many cherished memories of Uncle Dave, he was always the life of our family gatherings. You can always hear his laugh wherever you were in the house and it would just make you giggle. He loved to share stories of his wonderful pets from Sunrise the bird, to all of his beautiful dogs. He was a huge supporter of my basketball playing days, UK sports and I will miss him dearly. I love you Uncle Dave. Love always, Misty Dawn

Carolyn Vincent

December 2, 2019

Dave, You were the love of my life and you ALWAYS will be. I miss you dearly but I know you are now well, at peace, and in heaven where we will be together again real soon. Thank you for the wonderful 43 years we had together. All my love, Carolyn

FROM THE FAMILY