Arnold Vincent Lumpkin, affectionately known as Vincent, Pops and Papa, was born February 20, 1952 to George and Vivian Lumpkin in Chicago, Illinois. Vincent was the third child in a sibling group of five.
Vincent spent his adolescent years in Chicago, Illinois; Izmir, Turkey; and Pontiac, Michigan. He graduated high school in Pontiac, Michigan from Pontiac Central High School. While in Michigan, he attended Macedonia Baptist Church where he accepted Christ. In 1973, Vincent moved to Grandview, MO to reunite with his parents after his father’s military deployment.
In 1974, Vincent met his first wife, Sherry Lumpkin and her son Damon Hollowell, who he loved and raised as his own son. Their relationship grew and they united in marriage in 1978. In this union, two children were born, LaKisha Lumpkin and Lorenzo Lumpkin. After 23 years of marriage, Vincent and Sherry mutually decided to part ways. In 2005, Vincent developed a loving partnership with Kandyce Bonner, and they resided in Lee’s Summit, MO until her death in May of 2017. In this partnership, Vincent loved and cared for Kandyce’s children and grandchildren as his very own.
Vincent was a man who loved fishing, cooking, mostly barbecuing, but most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. When he wasn’t working, you would either find him in his backyard dancing around his grill, at the lake listening to music with a fishing pole in his hand or loving on his grandchildren. Vincent also loved football. He was a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. Vincent also had a love for people. If you came into his presence, you immediately became family. His presence will truly be missed.
Vincent was preceded in death by his mother and father, George and Vivian Lumpkin; one brother, Earl Lumpkin; and one grandchild, Ziah Lumpkin. Vincent leaves to cherish his memory, three siblings, George “Blue” Lumpkin (Geraldine), Patricia Maybell, and David Lumpkin; three children, Damon Hollowell, LaKisha Lumpkin, and Lorenzo Lumpkin; 8 grandchildren, Ashley Reeder, Tyrisha Hollowell-Patterson, Damisha Williams, Timothy Lumpkin “Sport”, Dominique Lumpkin “Precious”, Kerion Lumpkin “Pun”, Kace Lumpkin “Kace Face”, and Kane Lumpkin “Kandy Kane”; three aunts in Michigan, Shirley Anthony, Justine Solomon (William) and Judith Odum (Augustus); and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Macedonia Baptist Church KCMO. Private Disposition.
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