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Vincent A. Occhipinti

KELLER — Vincent A. Occhipinti passed away peacefully Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the age of 60.
Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Vincent will be laid to rest in Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Vincent was born Aug. 15, 1954, to “Occh” and Chick Occhipinti in Baton Rouge, La. He will be deeply missed by all, and will remain in our hearts forever.
Vincent was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Shelby and Angeline Rotolo; paternal grandparents, Vincent and Frances Occhipinti; and niece, Heather Occhipinti.
Survivors: Wife of 29 years, Carol Jean Occhipinti; son, Dustin Occhipinti; mother, Chick Occhipinti; father, Anthony “Occh” Occhipinti; brother, Mark Occhipinti; sister, Gina Gatewood and husband, Ronnie; sister, Anna Dinklelacker and husband, Jimmy; sister, Karla Silvio and husband, Carlin; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Condolence Messages

  1. Wilber and Naomi Watson :

    We are with you in thought even if we can’t be in person. We have warm memories of being in your home, the care and compassion shown to others. Vince’s influence lives on.
    Sincere love and sympathy,
    Friends,
    Wilber and Naomi Watson

  2. Verby & Jody Van Houten :

    Carol Jean and family,
    We wish to express our sympathy to all of you on learning of Vince’s passing. He was a dear brother in Christ to many, us included and will be severely missed. Vince proved his usefulness to God in many ways and that void will be felt by all who knew him. Our thoughts turn to your meeting there and our prayers will be with you all as the days unfold in an uncharted future. So glad the Comforter is very near, especially in times like this. May you draw and receive help from the comfort of His spirit. Love in Christ, V & J

  3. Ron & Luella Faber :

    Vincent will be so missed. We remember sweet fellowship in your home while visiting our son in Keller several years ago. Our thoughts and care are there with you Carol Jean and family.

  4. Kevin and Kathleen Watson :

    Dear Carol Jean and family,
    As many know Vince was a very nice man and will be dearly missed by all. It’s was with great pleasure to have known Vincent. We wish you comfort and support during this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Kevin, Kathleen and Kara Watson

  5. Michael Dixon :

    I worked with Vince for about 11 years at CTES. He was not just a fellow employee, he was my friend. Everytime he visited from Dallas, I would seek him out to say Hello to. I usually would go to lunch alone but when Vince came down we would often go to lunch together. I can’t believe that my friend is gone. I will miss him dearly! God Bless you Vince!!!

  6. Glad he now has joy for all eternity! My thoughts of care and love are with you.
    Sue Nelson

  7. Tanya Clifford :

    Dear Carol Jean,
    You are in our thoughts & prayers as you face the coming days. Vincent will be missed. May God comfort you & your family.
    Jim & Tanya (Dailey) Clifford

  8. Maynard and Janie Faber :

    Dear Carol Jean,
    Our memories of you and Vincent date back many years. Your loss is our loss. Vincent always had a friendly handshake when we would see him. He never forgot us and we won’t forget him. There is rejoicing when the harvest is brought in but it leaves an emptiness in the field. Joy and indeed sorrow interwoven. May the God of all comfort be your Comfort. Love from us both, Maynard and Janie

  9. Hank and Pearl Burkhardt (Musgrove) :

    Dear Carol Jean and family,
    Many thoughts are going your way at this time of loss. We were glad
    that our paths crossed with both of yours again at Bradley in 2007.
    With loving care from the two of us, Hank and Pearl

  10. Laura Hunt Eller :

    Dearest Carol and Dustin,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear that Vincent was not well and even more so to learn of his passing. Our family has so many precious memories of Vincent and the time our paths crossed when he was only 17, nearly 18. It was not uncommon for Dad to bring home strangers when he met one he liked. And Vincent was just that person…Dad instantly took to Vincent when he came into Dad’s shop for a haircut. Dad brought him to our home unannounced that evening and Vincent stayed for dinner. It was the beginning of a very long and dear friendship. Vincent has always credited Mom and Dad for being influences in his life, but little did he really know just how big of an influence he was in theirs as well as us children. Vincent was deeply, deeply loved by our family and we shared many walks in the valleys as well as on the mountaintops. What a sweet, kind loving spirit he had and a smile to light up the state of Texas to go with it. We will certainly miss him, but will cling to those fond memories for the rest of our lifetimes.
    With sincerest sympathy, Laura Hunt Eller

  11. Dear Carol Jean, Dustin, and other Family Members,
    I want to take a few minutes from this day to let you know our thoughts are with each of you. It is wonderful to remember Vincent’s first steps of faith, many years ago in NC, and now to realize he continued his journey in faith even unto death.

    Ephesians 3:16-21 was strengthening my faith today, and I hope it too, will strengthen and encourage your hearts. Wishing you the presence God’s comfort at this time and in the days to come.

  12. Kathleen Vaughan :

    Vincent was so special to all of us. He was a Godly man who by example and service showed forth the spirit of Christ. He will be sorely missed by all!

  13. Aaron & Laura McGee :

    Carol Jean & Dustin,
    We are so, so sorry for the pain you must be feeling right now. Vincent will be very missed. The choice he made to love his life with eternity in mind was evident to all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

    With love, Aaron & Laura

  14. Johnny and Pam Lloreda and Fay Peters :

    Our thoughts of love, appreciation and sympathy are interwoven. We are so thankful to have memories of such a Godly man. Hugs to you, Carol Jean, and may your heart be filled with knowing that God is leading.

  15. Lucretia Bittner :

    Carol Jean and Family, Paul and I are thinking of you so much, and hope you are comforted by your family, friends, and most of all, by God and His love for you.

  16. Leroy and Sara :

    Will miss sitting with you both at convention but have a place for you
    by us always! Like chris H said. You’ll find plenty folks to do something with – it’s just not having someone to do nothing with. We love you. We loved Vince.

  17. James and Pansy :

    Have a lot of memories ofVince,! He truly lived what he beleived! A great reward awaits! Will be thinking of you Carol Jean! Just stay strong!

  18. Gordon & Norma Charboneau :

    Carol Jean, many thoughts prayers & tears are with you now & the past while. Please know we care, & send loving sympathy, Gordon & Norma(Henderson) Charboneau, Texarkana Tx

  19. Kelli Jeane Quave :

    Fond memories of Vincent hanging out at our house in Denham Springs…. the water FIGHTS and mom fussing at us for running in and out of the house with wet clothes… loved every moment. He also gave me my all time favorite poem and I still have it in my childhood scrap book. In fact, when Angelina, my oldest child was in 5th grade she memorized and quoted it at the talent show at Lewis Vincent Elementary School. Miss you, Vincent!! 🙂 ♡ 🙂 See you in heaven!!

  20. Roy and Laura Wheelock :

    We were so shocked to learn of Vincent’s death. He was special! Always so friendly and outgoing. But we cannot question our Heavenly Father’s timing. We will be thinking of you, Carol Jean, in the days ahead, and pray our Father will send you much comfort, as only he can.
    With much love and care, Roy and Laura

  21. Paul H. & Betty Englishbee :

    Carol & Dustin
    Our hearts deepest sympathy is conveyed to you at this difficult time. I well remember
    Vincent and his loving care for God’s chosen. His example will be missed, but remembered
    with thankfulness by all who ‘walked’ with him in life. May thoughts of care and the God
    of all consolation be your constant companion.
    Heartfelt sympathy. Paul & Betty

  22. John and Marilyn :

    Both you and Vince have been near in heart and mind so much the past months, and more than ever the past couple of days. Our prayers are very deep for your comfort, Carol Jean. The immortal seed eventually ‘breaks out of the husk’ of the human body and leaves it behind to go on to something much better than the struggles of this life. Vince has reached the ultimate victory. We will miss him standing in our little area at Mt Peak dining with his hands in his pockets and that smile of mischief on his face. Our love to you, dear friend.

  23. “I love the Lord because…”. I think I’ll always remember Vincent for those words that he started nearly every prayer with. And that love for the Lord, for His way, for his people & others showed in his life. We’ll miss him. Our hearts go out to Carol Jean, Dustin and all the family.
    Bud & Mary

  24. Becky Aldrich :

    So sorry for your loss. May you receive all God’s comfort and peace in knowing that Vincent knew the Lord. Love and hugs!!

  25. Douglas & Karen Dotson :

    Vincent was a elder to elders… great example of how we need to care for others. Our thoughts are with the family.

  26. Landon & Elaine Kleeb :

    Our hearts are in Texas at this time. We pray for the peace and comfort that only God can provide for you, CJ and Dustin. Vince’s influence will remain as sweet savor to all of those whose lives he touched. He has left an indelible mark on our lives.

  27. The Gentile Family :

    Carol Jean, Dustin, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of a wonderful man, friend, father and husband. We first met Vincent when moving from San Antonio to Fort Worth. I was living in the hotel and we attended meeting in your home for a short while before finding a permeant residence in Flower Mound area. Vincent was always so welcoming and warm each Sunday morning. His smile would greet you when arriving as he always made us feel so welcome in your home. His home is now in a place we all aspire to be. I thank him for his example and for keeping the bar raised up. May he now rest as his work here is done. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. With love,
    Scott, Shanna, Emma and Douglas

  28. Jeffrey Arnold :

    Sorry for your loss. I knew Vincent when I was a child.
    Greetings from all Louisiana folks.

  29. Karen and Larry Perry :

    Sincere sympathy to you and all your loved ones.

  30. Wray and Mary Paul :

    We are sorry we did not know Vincent very well but he has been a influence in our lives. We are glad for his godly influence. Our thoughts are with you in these hard days to come.
    With sympathy, Wray and Mary Paul

  31. Janet L Pool :

    Carol Jean, sorry for the loss of ur mate. Always enjoy being in the company of u all. Loved his laugh May GOD and memories b of a comfort to you. Prating that you find comfort in Vincent being relieved of his pain.

  32. Charles & Bethel Arnold :

    We knew Vincent when he lived in Baton Rouge, LA–right after he heard the gospel. We extend our condolences to his remaining family. Vincent was a special person. He has now gone on to enjoy what he lived for in life.

  33. H. Gene Nelson :

    Vincent had a profoundly positive influence on me as an 18-year old in Dallas, as did you both, Carol Jean, in our “worker years” in the 1980’s. Vincent will live on in my memory. My condolences and care are with you all. -H. Gene

  34. John Vickers :

    My thots have gone your way many times since we heard abt Vince, Carol Jean. Thankful to have known Vince but more thankful he finished faithful an true. Love John & Marilyn Vickers

  35. Arlo and Jody Nelson :

    Our Dear Carol Jean and Dustin,

    You are in our thoughts and we send our heartfelt care and sympathy to both of you. We are sad not to be with you for the funeral but are glad you have the love and support of so many around you. We will hope to see you soon as it works out.

    Our love,

    Arlo and Jody Nelson

  36. Charles and Wanda Pickering :

    We think of you so often and remember Vince at preps in his first years. So nice ,kind and pleasant! He has gone on to something greater and what he has lived for! He will be missed by many.

  37. Willene Akin :

    Dear Carol Jean,
    My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of Vincent, He will be missed, He was a special person, and we have great memories of his love for the Lord, and his help to others.

  38. Fred & Susan Fite :

    Our thoughts are with you at this time ~ a time of joy and sorrow interwoven ~ joy because Vincent finished faithfully and will no longer suffer ~ sorrow because he will be missed. Take care.

  39. Mary Lee Scott :

    We feel that there has been a very special brother in Christ passed from our midst. We have been blessed by having had known him and experienced his friendship. We feel the land is a bit darker at his leaving and yet lighter for his having been amongst us. You are in our thoughts and prayers CJ.
    Love Mary Lee Scott

  40. Susan Meldazy :

    Dear Carol Jean,

    Just a short note to tell you how much I appreciated Vince’s testimony and spiritual insights. I met Vince in 2006 when I worked on a project for CTES in Conroe. We had very good spiritual visits that were so helpful. I really appreciated Vince’s testimonies in Wed night bible studies when he was in Conroe for work.

    Naturally Vince was a technically talented ‘people person’. I appreciated the insights he shared about his job and it helped with my project. I don’t think Vince ever met a stranger. He was friendly, had a great sense of humor and a sincere warmth and kindness toward people. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts are with you and all of your family at this time.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Sue Meldazy
    Olympia, WA

  41. Andy and Beverly Beekmann :

    Sorry for your loss.We cannot forget his love for the work and for his family.We still have his thoughts on our hearts.Love from us both!

  42. Karen Jeane Deel :

    We had the privilege of knowing Vincent as he would visit our home in Denham Springs, LA back when I was a child. The most memorable moment is when Vincent took us on an airplane ride. He told our mom to stand outside and wave to us. We left Ryan Airport, and he flew us over our house…mom was raking leaves in the yard, and waving as we circled our home several times. Then, he took us on a tour of Baton Rouge. I still remember how the Mighty Mississippi looked so small from up there, and for the first time, I thought about how small we really are. His soft spoken words and spirit will never be forgotten. I wonder what he sees now that we can’t yet see?

  43. Dale Oldham :

    Sorry I can’t be there. Kind thoughts.

    d

  44. Tom, Melodie (Mowry) and Darin Lewis :

    Thinking of you and family as you face the future. Our hearts are with you all!

  45. Ted Carolus :

    What a privilege to count Vincent as a friend and mentor. I am so grateful to have spent time with him in the last few years talking about the bible and our walk with God. He was an indescribable example of what the spirit can do in our lives if we give God first place and seek him daily. Lynn and I so treasure the times we had together with him and Carol Jean. Our hearts and prayers go out to Carol Jean and Dustin for their loss.

  46. Edward Husum :

    Carol Jean.
    Sorry to hear of Vincent’s passing. He was a good friend. Please accept my condolences in your time of loss. He will be missed. Ed

  47. Joanie Pierce :

    My dear friend, Carol Jean……………
    Thinking of you lots these days! We are just thankful that God knows best and we have to trust in that. Thankful for reassurances in life that confirms these feelings! It won’t be easy to continue on in life without Vincent but we can be assured that God is by your side every step of the way!!
    Much love and hugs………….

  48. Nancy and Carlos Solisz :

    Our dear CJ,

    The funeral yesterday was such a triumph for Vincent. He really preached his own funeral with his messages to everyone there. His heart was filled with love and his greatest wish was that each could find peace with God. We know that Vincent had that peace. May you find comfort in the coming days.

    With much love,
    Nancy and Carlos

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