Mr. Weldon Gene Vincent was born on December 13, 1954, to Marion Vincent and Katherine Thomas Vincent in the small community of Elgin, Bastrop County, Texas. He was the twin to Norma Jean Vincent.
Weldon grew up a strong Christian foundation and accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R. A. Westbrook.
Weldon was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Elgin. He was an outstanding athlete, breaking records in Track and Field. Weldon enjoyed visiting his cousin and best friend, William Hawkins. He was a big fan of television sports, watching hours of car racing, never ending football games and his favorite, track and field. His enjoyable hobby was assembling model cars. Subsequently a knee injury caused him not to follow up on sport scholarship.
Weldon obtained work at Elgin Butler Brick Company, Austin State School, and Group home. He trained individuals with disabilities in independent living skills as well as appropriate behavior in the community.
On March 24, 2023, Weldon joined his family circle. He is at peace, in a place of joy.
Weldon was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Katherine Vincent, grandparents, Clara and John, Ruby, and Henry; son, Terrance, special friend, Sara, and sibling: Rae Nell, Alfred, Charles, Calvin, Raymond, and Lois.
Those we love don’t go away – they walk beside us every day - as we keep them alive in our hearts.
Those to cherish Weldon’s priceless memories include his daughters: Esther Vincent, Danielle Collins (Maurice), and Tanedria Vincent, his son: John Hunter (Tammy); his fifteen grandchildren; his four great grandchildren; his siblings: Norma Jean Vincent (his twin), Lee Ester Vincent, and Bobby Joe Vincent (Rose); his cousin and best friend, William Henry Hawkins; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and a multitude of other relatives and friends
A Home Going Celebration will be held at Elgin Funeral Home on Friday, March 31st at 3:00 PM with Reverend R.L. Carter presiding and Reverend L.R. Wilson delivering the Eulogy. Interment will follow at Sayers Cemetery.