Dwight Vincent Seward (Vince), 61, was born on July 13, 1960, in Ripley, Tennessee to the union of Joe and Lillie Seward. He was the first of seven children.
Vincent grew up in Kansas City, MO and graduated from Southeast High School in 1978. After high school he served in the United States Navy on the USS Mount Hood (AE-29) achieving the rank of Machinist Mate, E-5, before being Honorably Discharged in September of 1982. Upon being honorably discharged, Vincent enlisted in the US Naval Reserve until February of 1984. During his service in the Navy, he was the recipient of the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and special letters of Commendations for acts of valor.
Upon discharge Vincent began work as a Plant Operating Engineer and Journeyman Electrician for various companies including Sprint Corporation, Roberts Dairy Company, Kellogg Brown & Root (Halliburton), Research Medical Center, and General Motors. He was a member of numerous professional organizations including, The International Union of Operating Engineers-Local 101, the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC), The National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contracting (PHCC), and the Mobile Air Conditions Society (MACS).
Vincent’s military and professional career provided him with the opportunity to travel to various locations throughout the world. His destinations included, Iraq, Kuwait, Dubai, Germany, Central and the South Pacific.
He enjoyed reading, spending time with his family and friends, and traveling. One of his greatest character traits was the ability to converse with anyone on any level on a host of topics. Vincent always had a great story to tell about his life experiences that came with both lessons and laughter.
Vincent departed this life on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lillie Seward, and his brothers, Bryant Andre Seward, and Terry Wayne Seward, Sr.
He leaves to cherish memories of his life, daughter, Nicole Marie Seward of Clinton, Missouri; brothers, Jackie Seward (Adriene), Kyle Seward (Richelle); sisters, Angela Seward-Hancock, and Adriana Seward-Leggs (Ellery); two grandchildren, Brycen Minor, and Jayden Minor; close family friend like sister, Stacie Norman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.