Joseph Francis's Story
**Joseph Francis Vincent Jr., 75, passed away Oct. 20, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Susan Balfour officiating.
Joe was born in Akron, Ohio on January 14, 1942, the oldest of three children of Joseph Francis and Dorothy Christine Broerman Vincent. He moved to Milledgeville in 1947 when his father began teaching physics and chemistry at Georgia College. Joe's lifetime occupation and avocation were repairing televisions and radios. He built his first transistor radio when he was about 10 years, in an empty King Edwards cigar box he got from his father, based upon what he read in a Popular Mechanics magazine.
Joe grew up in First Presbyterian Church where his mother was church organist. He loved music and was very faithful in attending choir practice, as well as services and events in which the choir participated. He was always fascinated with musical instruments and wanted to hear more. His favorite piece of music was "The Hallelujah Chorus." He enjoyed being at his church and visiting others in the community because he enjoyed being around people.
Joe was an avid cyclist. Before being injured in a cycling accident a few years ago, Joe would ride his bike to Macon, Madison, and other surrounding towns on a regular basis. He was kind and friendly, and enjoyed sharing meals and spending time with his neighbors during the holidays. Neighbors and friends will miss his smile, his wave, his bicycling, his favorite kilt, and the love he showed for those who knew him.
Survivors include two brothers Albert Vincent of Tampa, Fla. and Richard A. Vincent of San Jose, Calif. and a host of friends.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Published on November 1, 2017