FARMINGTON – William Walter Vincent, 75, of Farmington, born Friday, Nov. 30, 1945, passed away unexpectedly in a house fire on Feb. 27, 2021. Along with being predeceased by his Mammy and Papa, his parents Merrill and Jeanette Vincent of Augusta, everybody’s beloved Aunt Cora, and his younger sister Gail.

He was a 1964 graduate of Cony High School, and a 1968 graduate of Thomas college. He was married March 26, 1966 to Beverly Welch Vincent of Augusta, who he survived by, and their their daughters Mrs. Dennis Garey (Helen Faye) of Norway and Laura Parlin of Augusta.

Not only was he a teacher, he was a coach, and with his love of sports he even worked many summers at a sport camp. He will be missed by his past students which many had nicknamed him “Dad.”

It was no real surprise to anyone when he came home without his new jacket, because he saw a man with a thin shirt with holes. Or that he came home with one less pizza when picking up dinner, because he left that and a coffee with the homeless man collecting change. He was a caring person, and for the whole year he anonymously would give; never wanting a thank you, just feeling the joy of giving. Always the first to tell a story and putting a smile on one’s face. Words he always lived by “If you see someone without a smile give them yours.” He was such a caring person, he took in his 12-year-old nephew, and helped ease his journey through school and college of becoming a minister of the Lord.

He is survived by Rev. Richard M. Vincent of New Brunswick Canada. He’s also survived by six grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, Scott, Amber, Alyssa, and Kaiden; four great- grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. William McKee (Merrillyn) Gardner, Mary Vincent Augusta, and Mrs. Kevan Morris (Lisa) Randolph; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

An online service is planned for Saturday March 13, at 2 p.m., or Possibly depending on the pandemic, a service is planned for May 30 at the First United Pentecostal church of Augusta at 2 p.m., followed by a grave side service. A notice of service will be posted at a future date.

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