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James Edward Vincent

June 22, 1923 November 2, 2019
James Edward Vincent
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Obituary for James Edward Vincent

James Edward Vincent, June 22, 1923-November 2, 2019, resident of McMinnville, Oregon. James passed away at the Rock of Ages Nursing home in McMinnville, with family at his side. James was born in McMinnville, Oregon and graduated from McMinnville High School. He attended Oregon State College (OSU) in the fall of 1942 until he was drafted. He served in the Army and was stationed in New Caledonia during WWII from 1942 to 1946. He was a letter carrier for the US Postal service in McMinnville for 35 years.

He was one of six children born to the late John Vincent and Loretta Dunser, and was the faithful, devoted husband of Mary Ann Bittner (Minneapolis, MN), who predeceased him in April 2001. He was also predeceased by sisters Viola Niehus and Dorothy Vincent. He is survived by sisters Mary Moorhead and Barbara Kalmbach(Vancouver, WA), Loretta Mealue(Crescent City, CA), sons George(Carrie Jo) of Aurora, OR, Charles(Kathy) of Acworth, GA, Roger of Winston-Salem, NC, grandchildren from George(Carrie)- Julia(Julian), Joanna, from Charles(Kathy)- John Paul(Bethany), Timothy(Brittany), Benjamin, Christopher, Joseph(2008-2009), Joshua, from Roger(Joy)- Hannah(Brad), Jeremiah, Moriah, Sarah, Josiah, Judah, Karah, Micah, and great-grandchildren from Julia(Julian), Henry and Isabelle.

James loved to ride motorcycles, and bicycles and be with family. He took Mary Ann and the boys on car trips to Minnesota to see Mary’s family several times during the sixties and seventies, and while the kids were growing up, he always made time for his sisters and their families during the holidays with annual Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts. He attended St. James Church virtually every Sunday of his life, served as an usher, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. James was well cared for by many in the community, as he ate at Izzy’s in McMinnville almost every day for the past 20 years. Visiting Angels cared for him for the past 5 years, and of course the Rock of Ages Nursing home gave him compassionate care for the last two years of his life, as they did for Mary Ann before him. James was a man of few words, but whose actions were marked with honor and faithfulness. He will be dearly missed.

Funeral mass services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday November 9, at St. James Catholic Church, 1145 SE 1st Street, McMinnville, OR 97128.

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4:00 PM 11/8/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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12:00 PM 11/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. James Catholic Church

1145 NE 1st St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

St. James Catholic Church
1145 NE 1st St. McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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St. James Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

3025 Hwy 47
McMinnville, OR 97128

3025 Hwy 47 McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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