Johnny Vincent passes

Johnny VincentJohnny Vincent, a life-long bluegrass performer, and father of Darin and Rhonda Vincent, died this morning after a long illness.

He was the banjo player for the Vincent family’s bluegrass band, The Sally Mountain Show, when Rhonda and Darin were young. He also appeared as a guest vocalist on a number of Rhonda’s solo albums.

Rhonda posted the following on her Facebook page earlier today:

“Daddy passed away at 8:00 a.m. this morning. I’ve never known a deeper hurt. My heart aches with sadness. We take comfort in knowing he was so very loved, will suffer no more, and has reached his heavenly home. Rest in Sweet Peace Daddy!

Services for Johnny Vincent will be held at Sally Mountain Park in Queen City, Missouri – 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.”

We share our condolences with the Vincent family.

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