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William Harvey Vincent

November 18, 1943 — January 11, 2024


William Harvey Vincent


William Harvey Vincent, a devoted husband, father, and family man, has passed away on January 11, 2024, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. He was surrounded by his loved ones during his final moments. Harvey, as he was affectionately known, was born on November 18, 1943, in Norfolk City, Virginia. He was the son of Clarence Stanford Vincent and Flora Black Vincent and was preceded in death by two brothers named Buddy and Burgess Vincent.

Throughout his life, Harvey was a true DIY guy who found joy in his work. He owned and operated Hardin Salvage for over 25 years. Carpentry and any kind of construction fascinated him, and he poured his passion into these endeavors. His craftsmanship will be remembered by many for years to come.

Although hard work was important to Harvey, nothing compared to the precious time he spent with his family. His memories are filled with love and laughter shared among those he held dear. Family gatherings were always cherished moments that brought him immense happiness.

Beyond his work and family time, Harvey had diverse interests that brought joy into his life. One of his greatest pleasures was Western dancing, particularly the Texas Two Step which he would often enjoy with his beloved wife Carol. Not only did he dance for leisure but also took up the role of a dance teacher and would even DJ on some occasions. His passion for dancing left an indelible mark on all those who danced alongside him.

Harvey will be dearly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His warm smile, gentle nature, and unwavering dedication to those he loved touched the lives of many. He leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion that will continue to inspire generations to come.

A Memorial Service will be held on January 14, 2024, at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home Chapel located at 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, North Carolina, 28054. The service will begin at 3:00 PM and will be a time for family, friends, and loved ones to come together and honor the memory of Harvey.

Harvey is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Carol Hannon Vincent. Together they built a life filled with love and cherished moments. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Frank Vincent and wife Angela, Howard Vincent and wife Debra, Leisa Abernathy and husband Todd; grandchildren Ricky Tackett (Mary Beth), Christa Long (Chris), Lauren Wooten (Cody), Roy Abernathy, Lillian Banks (Paige); great-grandchildren Bailey Tackett, Braden, Sophia and Carson Wooten, Ava Long; sister-in-law Debbie Hannon Byrd; as well as several nieces and nephews.

As we bid farewell to Harvey, let us remember the beautiful life he lived and the impact he had on those around him. His kindness, dedication to his loved ones, and his passion for life will forever be etched in our hearts. May his soul find eternal peace as we celebrate the remarkable legacy left behind by William Harvey Vincent.


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Memorial Service

Sunday, January 14, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation

2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054

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