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Elmer Vincent

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Elmer Duewaine Vincent, 91, left this world Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

The family will be at Walker Funeral Service on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. to receive friends.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at New Life Church (10th & Draper) with Charles Sutton officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery.

Elmer was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Shawnee to W.G. “Bill” Vincent and Effie (States) Vincent. He attended Pleasant View Elementary School through the eighth grade, at which time he had to quit school and work on the family farm.

On Feb. 13, 1951, he entered the United States Army, where he attended a five-month welding school at Atlanta General Depot Military Base. He was then stationed in Korea where he repaired Peirce Plank Runways. He was assigned to the 182nd Engineering Aviation Battalion.

After returning home from Korea, he married Deloris LaVona (Henson) on June 6, 1953. Unto this marriage were born two children: Debbie and Dwaine. Elmer and Deloris were married 61 years until her death in 2014.

He worked at Lee School from 1963 to 1966 and then continued farming until he began employment at Fred Jones Remanufacturing in1966 and retired from there in 1990.

Elmer was a member of New Life Church, where he attended three times a week faithfully.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Deloris, a brother: Alvin Vincent, sisters: Helen Carson and Eula Schultze, and a great-grandson: Tristan Wood.

Survivors include daughter: Debbie Wood and husband Gene of Foster, Oklahoma; son: Dwaine Vincent and wife Leslie of Ponca City; grandchildren: Jason Wood, Clint Wood and wife Kerenda, Aaron Wood all of Foster, Oklahoma, Kyle Vincent of Wichita, Kansas, Cory Vincent and wife Nina of Ponca City, Lauren Valley and husband Frank of Oklahoma City; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law: Jean Vincent of Shawnee; good friend Jackie Wood; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

And a special thank you is extended to the Claremore Veterans Center (Unit 1-D) for their exceptional care.