J. WAYNE “BUD” VINCENT, age 71, of Hixson, TN, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019.
Born March 25, 1948 to the late Wayne and Mildred Ragan Vincent, Bud graduated from Red Bank High School, Emory & Henry College and University of Tennessee Law School.
Bud was a lifelong member of Red Bank Methodist Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He was an attorney for TDOT, where he retired and then went into private practice in Chattanooga.
Bud was a 45 year member of Red Bank Masonic Lodge F&AM #717 and was a 33o Scottish Rite Mason. He began as a member of DeMolay, and he and his father were the first father and son members of the Red Bank Masonic Lodge and were both Worshipful Masters. He was past degree Master of the 30o.
Bud is survived by his sister, Ann Harden, nephews, Tommy Harden and Jon Harden, his nieces, Susan Mullins and Laura Warren, along with numerous great-nieces and nephews.
To Regency Assisted Living staff: Thank you for treating Bud like family these past few years. His home there, and the care he received, is something we could never thank you enough for. Bud always appreciated everything you did for him, especially the chef’s outstanding meals! Throughout Bud’s years at Regency, the only thing he would have liked changed, was to have the chef’s incredible chicken cordon bleu every single day!
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, 5-8:00pm, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
Masonic graveside services will be held 11:00 Tuesday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Highway 153.
In lieu of flowers, and to honor Bud’s love of all dogs, please make a donation to McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N Access Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37415.
Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 423-877-3524 www.lanefh.com