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Heady-Hardy Funeral Home

7710 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY

OBITUARY

Robert Lawrence Vincent

June 17, 1935March 1, 2020
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Capt. Robert L. Vincent, USMC (Ret), passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home.

He was born June 17, 1935 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Robert Vincent and Laura Couture. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school, and as a “Mustang” went up through the enlisted ranks to Captain. He served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam and was awarded both the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V and Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V and gold star. He retired after almost 27 years in the Corps. He was a member of VFW Post 1181, American Legion Post 0220, and St. Paul Catholic Church.

He was predeceased by his parents, aunt and uncle Lena Couture and Clarence Spielman, and sister, Barbara Kerr. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Joyce Fella Vincent; daughters Laura Vincent and Linda Lambert (Jason); son, Matthew Vincent; grandson, Thomas Smart II; granddaughter, Madison Sargent (Kenny); cousin Clarence “Skip” Spielman; brother-in-law Robert Kerr; and crazy beagle Copper Vincent.

His funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 6901 Dixie Hwy, followed by burial at St. Andrew Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 pm Wednesday at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Kentucky Humane Society.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 5, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Chris Foreman

March 6, 2020

Mr. Vincent was a great man. I only knew him for a short time but his interactions with my family were always so great. I am glad that my children were able to get to know him. We are deeply sorry that we missed the funeral. God bless his entire family.

Sheila Block

March 3, 2020

So sorry to hear this. My condolences to the family. I remember him when I was little. Neighbors on Cedarhurst Ave. Love to you all

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