Monte “Bubba” Vincent died peacefully at home on January 23, 2023, surrounded by loved ones in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 93 years old.
Born on February 3, 1929, to James D. Vincent Sr. and Eugenia McCullough Vincent in Salt Lake City, Utah at only one and a half pounds and not expected to survive the night. He started working for Mountain Bell Telephone Company at the age of 16. He graduated from West High School in 1947. He was then called to service for US Army in the Korean War. During his service he was assigned to the communications division. This is where he gained experience in the communication field and grew to love the job. After his service he returned to Mountain Bell and continued working his way up to management positions. He retired from Mountain Bell in the early 80’s. Then he joined with other retired Mountain Bell employees to open their own company Precision Wire and Telephone in 1983.
He loved to bowl and was a member of seven different leagues at one time during the peak of his bowling career. That included a 190-plus average through 46 years and 11,287 sanctioned league games. He bowled the perfect “300” game at Fairmount Bowling Center in 1982. He will forever be known as “Mr. Double 300” because he rolled 12 consecutive strikes, but a fellow bowler indicated that the five pin was missing so Monte rerolled and posted another strike giving him the perfect “300”. He was then later inducted into the Salt Lake City Bowling Association Hall of Fame in May 2003.
He also loved to spend time in his gardens and was an avid gardener. His yard was full of fruit trees, flowers, and vegetables. There was always a plentiful harvest every year that he enjoyed sharing with his family and neighbors. He was a devoted animal lover that spoiled all of his many dogs and cats throughout the years. His most beloved pets were his dog Butchy and his cat Beau.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, June and Carl Lubeck and many nephews and nieces that he adored. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill McCullough and Dell Vincent, sister-in-law Ann McCullough.
We would like to extend a special Thank You to his neighbors Vincent, Ken, and Molly along with Symbii Home Health Care for the compassionate service they gave to Monte.
Viewing services will be held at Larkin Mortuary-Downtown 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City on Sunday January 29th from 6-8 pm and January 30th from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. A graveside service will be held January 30th at 1:00 pm at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Monte was a long-time best friend of my father Gordon Lee, so my memories of him go back as far as my earliest recollections. I remember him always being gentle and kind, with an easy sense of humor and happy spirit. My dad deeply appreciated all of Monte’s friendship, support and help over the years (not to mention his skills as a bowling partner). We all feel his passing and may we all hold his memory in our hearts.
I’m so sorry for your loss he had a very full life . Rest in piece know you were loved very much. Love Joan Davis
Monte was my boss at the phone company. Very likeable guy.