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Jack Woodward Vincent

September 23, 1940 April 14, 2018
Jack Woodward Vincent
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Obituary for Jack Woodward Vincent

Jack Woodward Vincent died on April 14, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with various illnesses. Jack was born on September 23, 1940 in Joplin, Missouri to Maurice and Jan Vincent. He completed his dental degree at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1964 and, later in his career, completed a residency in Periodontology and a PhD in Microbiology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Over a 37 year career, Jack enjoyed many accomplishments in the field of dentistry, including private practice, military service, industrial research, and chief scientist of the American Dental Association. Always a committed patriot, Jack served for over 20 years in the military where he was the Director of the Department of Microbiology at the U.S. Army Institute for Dental Research; Commander of the Army Dental Activities in the Republic of Panama; and Commander of the Dental Activities of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Following completion of his military career, Jack joined the Warner Lambert Company in a senior position in Research and Development, where he spent ten productive years before retiring in 2000. His accomplished career in the practice of dentistry included writing over 100 scientific publications and lecturing extensively around the world.

In 2001, Jack and Sherry, his wife of 53 years, relocated to Seabrook Island, South Carolina. Over the next 17 years, Jack enjoyed spending time playing golf, reading and doing volunteer work for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed life one day at a time.

Jack is survived by Sherry and their children, Eric (Ally), David (Susan) and Stephanie (Donald), as well as their six grandchildren, Vincent, Tedford, Michaela, Sofia, Lucas and Katia and by his sister, Maureen Rosenbaum.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 11am at the Seabrook Island Club, 3772 Seabrook Island Road, Seabrook Island, SC 29455. Donations may be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic.

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Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, 2501 Bees Ferry Road Charleston, South Carolina, 29414, 843-722-8371.

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Celebration of Life Service




11:00 AM 4/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
Seabrook Island Club

3772 Seabrook Island Road
Seabrook Island, South Carolina 29455

Seabrook Island Club
3772 Seabrook Island Road Seabrook Island 29455 South Carolina
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, Kansas 66675

Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic

3226 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, South Carolina 29455

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