Raymond I. Vincent

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 12, 2018

Raymond I. Vincent, age 92, of Gladstone passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Christian Park Center in Escanaba.

Ray was born November 22, 1925 in Daggett, Michigan, the son of Isadore and Mary (Wagner) Vincent. He was united in marriage to Joyce Patient on June 30, 1948 in Northland, Michigan. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and worked as a mechanic for Town and Country Motors for many years. Ray enjoyed hunting, participating in several successful hunts with the Wheeling Sportsman, working in the woods, was a logger for several years and was an avid cribbage player who loved nothing more than “skunking” his opponents.

Ray is survived by his wife Joyce, sons, Randy (Peggy) of Soo Hill, Dale (Brenda) of Gwinn, Mark of Gladstone and Rodney of Sault Ste. Marie; his daughter, Roleane (Jim) Daniels of Greenland, MI; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary, his parents, and four brothers, Richard, Robert, Ronald and Keith.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Fr. Jamie Zimiski officiating. A luncheon will follow int the parish hall.

10 Tributes for “Raymond I. Vincent

    I’ve known Uncle Ray for 36 years, ever since I married his nephew, Bernie. To know Ray is to love him. He was such a happy “yooper” and I always enjoyed hearing him talk about the old days and old ways. He had a very good memory and kind wit about him. He will be missed by many.

    Though my family and I have only known Ray and Joyce over the past 18 mos or so, I will miss his smile and gentle way. He always looked out for my Mom, who was a fellow resident, and gave us his “report on Ma” when we were next to visit her. I only wish I had know him longer. You have my deepest sympathies.

    I have known Ray AKA: ” Hammer ” all of my life , he and his Wife- Joyce are my Godparents.. My parents picked the best God Parents any child could ask for, they were always loving and caring and we never greeted each other without a hug or a kiss…
    I will miss him dearly, Rest in Peace Hammer, We all love you!!!

    Mom and Dad have the best memories of all the shenanigans that took place over the years with Ray and Joyce 🙂 they will always
    treasure them,Dad and Hammer always took care of anyone that needed to have a car/truck fixed… Hammer’s garage was always open, so a 12 pack of beer the job got done.

    Jeanne, Gaylord, Nubs & Gail

    Ray will be missed by me a lot he was a great brother-in law. he help me a lot when his brother and my husband passed. We had good times on the farm and he help out a lot with haying and other field work. He is now hunting with all his brothers. It most be
    be a great HUNTING CAMP up yonder.

    So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I knew Ray and his family since I was a little girl. They used to live in Arnold, and my parents, Algot and Martha Olson were good friends of theirs. My sympathies to Joyce and her family. Sincerely, Barbara (Olson) Wheeler

    Ray and Joyce lived in the park with my GRandparents. Ray was so much fun to be around..always joking !!!! RIP my friend….you will be missed!!!

    Ray and joyce were neighbors next to my sister who also got her wings recently. The man was always smiling and ready to chat , past or present stories were always interesting and I never tired of our conversations! I always wished he was my grampa, he was just that kind of man. His family can be proud to call him dad/ grampa.

    Ray and Joyce were like second parents to Jim and I…he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. We have such fond memories of time spent with the family…we met Roleane first and that was the start of being special friends! We always had so much fun when we got together. Ray was always smiling his sly little smile which meant there was a joke coming! Rest In Peace “special friend”….please know that you are all thought of with love, Linda & Jim

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