Robert Carr Vincent

Robert Carr Vincent, 89, of Amarillo, TX passed away March 23, 2020.

Mr. Vincent was born on December 1st, 1930, to Clifton Eli Vincent and Edna Carr Vincent in their home in Pampa, TX.

He was the third of 3 boys.  He graduated from Lefors High School in May 1949, and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1953, with a degree in Business, where he was active in college rodeo.  He served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany until 1955 when he was honorably discharged.

He married his wife of 30 years, Margaret Ann Weatherly DuBois of Amarillo on November 1, 1961.  Robert & Ann moved the family to the Vincent Ranch in Boise City, OK in 1964 where he took great pride in his horses and Hereford cattle.

Throughout his life he was a rancher in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle.  He was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church and regularly attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo.  His great love of history led him to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame; as President of the Panhandle Historical Society; as President of the Panhandle Livestock Association and was the longest serving board member of the Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library.  He was also a lifelong member of the Republican Party, NRA, SCV, MOS&B, OSC & TSCRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Donald Wilks Vincent, Clifton Edward Vincent and wife, Juanita; his son Clifton Edward Vincent II; his niece Carol Vincent and his wife, the love of his life, Ann W. Vincent.

Survivors include his daughter Dawn Lark and husband, Stan, of Raton, NM.  Two sons; Weatherly Carr Vincent and wife, Sue; John Robert Donald Vincent and wife, Katherine all of Des Moines, NM; and daughter-in-law Stephanie Anderson of Amarillo, TX.  Grandchildren include Justin Dauer, Chelsea Smith, Shibil Davis, Brittany Ingram, Austin Vincent, Sage Vincent and his best friend, final caretaker and granddaughter Ann Vincent. He also has 15 great-grandchildren and three nieces: Shirley Fields, Ann Hines, and Lea Ferguson.

Celebration of life services are pending and will be held on Springhill Ranch in Des Moines, NM and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo at a later date.

The family suggests memorials be to the Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library, 1805 W Indiana Ave, Midland, TX 79701; the Panhandle Plains Historical Society, Canyon, TX; Ann W. Vincent and Clifton E. Vincent scholarship at WTAMU; Ann W. Vincent scholarship at Amarillo College; Ann W. Vincent scholarship at Frank Phillips College in Borger or a favorite charity.

26 Replies to “Robert Carr Vincent”

  1. Dear Dawn Ann. Just now seeing this. Talked to him not long ago. Did you know that he and Joe Knapp went to school together at Lefors. One night Joe was going to spend the night with him. Fay was giving Joe instructions, like “don’t mix up that mess of butter and syrup at breakfast.” Joe said the next morning at breakfast he heard this “click, click,click” , looked up and Mr. Vincent was mixing up a batch of butter and syrup. Joe said it was the best biscuits, butter and syrup, ever. They had lots of fun together. Then Joe moved to Panhandle and they kinda lost touch. Enjoyed you little one. I know he was so proud of you.

  2. Robert Carr-
    A man of knowledge, a cowboy’s cowboy even if he thought the “Benz” was a country pickup later on, an ancestry seeker until, Mary Queen of Scotts. PawPa’s favorite as far as I ever knew and the one family member I always wanted to spend more time with to learn more about Edward Spencer from time learn more about the heritage of my middle name. You may have passed from this earthly life but God’s maverick is now riding herd in a better place. In God’s time I pray we all meet around God’s chuck wagon one more time. Amen

  3. Prayers and sympathy to you and yours. We, Tandy girls, enjoyed sharing ranch borders near Boise City and schooling with the kids. A pleasure knowing the fascinating Robert and Ann Vincent years ago. RIP.

  4. My deepest sympathy for all of the Vincent family. He will be truly missed. My favorite memories of him include him coming into Comet cleaners wearing his fur hat, calling it something that I couldn’t even begin to pronounce. The stories this man would tell, amazing. His laugh and dry wit, I’ll never forget.

  5. To all and especially the family as you remember Robert Carr, I speak with a broken heart of his passing. How does one begin to describe decades of being mentored, cared for, and educated, by one of the world’s most amazing and outstanding dad’s? I will attempt to convey how much Robert Carr meant to me and my entire nuclear family. Well, he was and is family as far as me and my brothers are concerned, and he treated us as such. His love and heart were larger than his Cimarron County ranch! So very many fond memories of Robert Carr!! I loved all the road trips to OKC, Amarillo, and Tulsa and was like a sponge trying to remember every historical detail he would point out along the traveled roads of to numerous to count time periods in American history. The Christmas’s he and Ann made for us were so wonderful!! No doubt he molded me into the person I am today. He treated us truly like family and was a father figure for sure. So very many wonderful memories (even one of the hardest and longest days of work in my life branding cattle once!!) of the ranch at Boise City and Des Moines. He was the first to teach me and my brothers how to walk on our hands, albeit I never got close to his skill level!! Although he has left his mortal body and gone into another higher level of dimension, part of him lives on and in thousands of others including myself. I am so honored to have known this cultured, highly educated, wonderful, amazing man that I even named my son after him.
    Dr. George Edward and Sharon Freeman

  6. Dearest Vincent Family,
    I am so sorry for you loss. I was so touched by “his best friend, care-taker and grand-daughter.” Sweet Ann was always the most loving and tender-hearted young lady, her character so evident in kindergarten at St Andrews. Praying for God to comfort each of you.
    Kari Freeman

  7. My sincere condolences to Mr. Vincent’s family. I enjoyed him so much in the short time I got to work with him. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  8. Best man I was proud to call my friend. Always had kind words to me in his own special way. I will love and miss him for the rest of my life. It will not be the same without him. My prayers and love to his family. Dave Blakley

  9. One of the things I liked and always admired about Robert was he invited the neighbors to help brand but he always helped flank his own calves!
    Another thing he did was raise a great family!
    So sorry for your loss he will be missed!!!!

  10. It was a pleasure to know you and call you my family. I will miss you always. I think I will miss your laugh the most. You always made me smile. I love you poetry man. R I P

  11. So sorry about the passing of Robert…He certainly had a zest for life with such a dry wit (expressed only by the ol’ timers). He loved his families and extended families endlessly and will now ‘stand watch’ from Heaven and be ‘forever loved’ and ‘sorely’ missed by all!
    God’s Blessings and Love from
    Roy and Betty Mize,parents & in-laws
    of John & Katherine’ (Mize)Vincent..

  12. Dear neighbors and friends,
    We are sorry for your loss, Loosing a parent is very hard no matter at what age it happens. Just know we care and love you all. 💐

  13. So sorry for your loss Vincent Children. Robert Carr was admired by us for his gracious living and wonderful stories.
    Debby Coltharp Owens and Jim Owens

  14. Sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. He was inspiration to everyone he met.

    Karen and Ron Kaiser

  15. Our deepest condolences to all the family. We were honored to call Robert Carr a great friend. Many happy memories of our times together with him and ANN. All our Love to you all.

  16. It was an honor to meet you. I am grateful I got to listen to your stories, enjoy wine and a good laugh with you. My condolences to your family and may you Rest In Peace.

  17. We are very sorry for your loss. Hoping prayer and family will be a comfort for your family.
    Gary and Valerie MacNeilage

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