Vincent “Vince” William Weston, Sr., 68, passed away on July 23, 2014 at his home, in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Vincent “Vince” William Weston, Sr., 68, passed away on July 23, 2014 at his home, in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was born on January 17, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Margaretta Weston.
Vince grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where he attended Westport High School. After high school he joined the United States Army in 1963 and served for 26 years. He served two tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars (1 with V Device), the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Legion of Merit. He retired in 1989 as Directorate of Engineering and Housing Sergeant Major. After retiring from the Army he served as Chief of Police of Basehor, Kansas. He retired in 2004 after 15 years. He attended Kansas City Kansas Community College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science.
Vince married Dawn Pannozo on April 9, 1976 in Leavenworth. They were happily married for 38 years.
Vince was a member of The Kickapoo Township Volunteer Fire Department where he retired in 2006, reaching the position of Assistant Chief. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his dogs and cats.
Vince was preceded in death by his mother, Margaretta.
Vince is survived by his wife Dawn of Leavenworth; his sons Vincent Jr and his wife Lorie of Olathe, Kan. and George and his fiancé Ashton of Manhattan, Kan.; his brother Michael McNellis of Belton, Mo.; his granddaughter Adelaide; and his niece, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held at the Davis Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. The service will be at the Davis Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Burial with military honors will follow in the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be left on Vincent William Weston, Sr’s online guest book at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.