Howell Lee Vincent, 88, of Greenville, passed from this life to the next on Friday, October 9, 2020. Born October 2, 1932, the son of Hobert Vincent and Elmer Marie DeArmond Vincent. He started working at a very early age helping to build a house for a relative. He looked for every opportunity to work and took jobs such as Bible salesman, underground coal miner, and self-employed salvage yard owner. He spent 14 years in underground coal mines and took off only two days in 14 years to go fishing. He partnered with the late Wayne Cisney to open V-C Auto Salvage on Weir Road in 1965. He retired in 1983. His passion for helping people, fishing, and trading kept him occupied up until September 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Linda Kay Vincent.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years Fannie Crick Vincent of Greenville; daughter, Vickie Vincent (Joel) Yonts of Greenville; son, Roger Lee (Annie) Vincent of Greenville; grandchildren, Bronson (Raina) Vincent, Jason (Courtney) Vincent, Kim (Eric) Doss, Sandra (Kenny) Walker, Bryse (Jessica) Yonts, Brooklynn Yonts; great grandchildren, Whitley Doss, Alec Doss, Kendra Walker, Willow Yonts, Finn Yonts, Drew Vincent, Ashlynn Vincent Smith, Creek Vincent, and Bridge Vincent.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, conducted by Rev. Larry Chapman, assisted by Rev. J.W. Haire. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens in Powderly. Visitation will be Monday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville. All participants will be required to wear masks and capacity for both visitation and the funeral will be limited in accordance with state guidelines.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net