Lynn Alden Vincent, 84, died on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, in DeRidder.
He was born in Grand Chenier. He was raised on the ridge where his family were some of the first to settle, helping to establish communities in lower Cameron Parish. A cattleman, he could be found with his father and sons herding cows in the marshes of Grand Chenier. After graduating high school in 1957, he attended barber school in Beaumont, Texas. Upon completing this course, he worked as a barber in Cameron Parish. For many years he worked offshore and in the oilfield before retiring from National Oilwell in 2009. He has been a long-standing member of the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association and JP Boudoin Knights of Columbus.
In 2005 after Hurricane Rita, he moved to DeRidder on the land he worked with his father for many years.
He is survived by his wife Sharon (Doise) Vincent; sister, Olga Mudd, Denton Vincent, Belinda Harris, Jennifer Vincent, Kelly Vincent, David Doise, Theresa Thibodeaux, Sharla Marceaux, Ron Doise, Haylee, Madison, Matthew, Kerrigan, Emily, Kellen, Lana, Logan, Lance, Saige, Hunter, Lexi, Madilyn, Myles, Piper, Palmer, Maryann, Wyatt, Stella, Barrett, Beau, Alice, Cash, Tuff, Saylor, Cooper, Carter, Sloane, Maysen, and Major.
He was preceded in death by his son, Allen Vincent, mother of his children, Martha Vincent, Sue Vincent, Melba “Boonie” Trahan, Archie Trahan, and David Vincent; and parents, Curley and Helen Vincent.
A Mass of Christian burial was held in St. Raphael Catholic Church on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Rev. Anthony Fontenot, Celebrant. A burial followed in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Grand Chenier under the direction of Johnson & Brown Funeral Home of Iowa. Father Arvind Minz, HGN, officiated graveside services.