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Vincent Cyril Raymond

Vincent Cyril Raymond, age 83, of Watson, Oklahoma, died on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Arkansas. He was born on Saturday, February 26, 1938, to Leslie John Raymond and Grace Elsie Carpenter Raymond.

Vincent was married to his loving wife Marie for 59 years. Together they were blessed with a wonderful family that brought them both great joy. Vincent loved his children but especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were sure to make him smile anytime they were around or thought about. Vincent owned and operated Raymond Construction in Cove, Arkansas for 45 years. He was a hard worker and, when he wasn’t working, he loved to read. He that loves reading has everything within his reach and Vincent was known to have read several thousand books during his life span. He enjoyed gardening, watching Gunsmoke and listening to classical country music. Vincent was a loving husband, father, brother, grandpa, and uncle. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Grace Raymond; two brothers, Richard Raymond and Robert Raymond; and one great granddaughter, Teal Lowery.

Vincent is survived by his loving wife, Marie Raymond of Watson; one son, Mark Raymond of Watson; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Roger Herring of Cove; one sister, Margaret McCandless of Canyon, Texas; brother Neal Raymond of Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren, Larissa and Riley Johnson of Hatfield, Kayla Lowery of Cove, Vanessa Toon of Cove, and Samantha Jordan of Cove; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services planned at this time. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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