Vinson K. HOLCK

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HOLCK, Vinson K. age 65, of Tucson, died November 24, 2017. Born April 26, 1952, in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of the late Joseph Holck and Amy Kalahikiola Montero. Vinson is survived by and married to Joyce A. Burney, his best friend. Vinson was first and foremost a martial artist who began his training at the age of five in Hawaii. He retired from the martial arts in 2013. He was 61 and had attained the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt. Vinson enlisted in the 162nd Fighter Wing of the AZ Air National Guard in his senior year of high school. He was 17. He was retired from the Air National Guard in June 2006. In 1973 he became an officer with the Tucson Police Department. He would say that being a police officer was the most fun where he also faced some of the saddest times in his life. Vinson retired in 1993. Vinson is survived by his children, Kai Holck of California, Tiffany Hayes of Alaska, Blair Holck of Gilbert, AZ and Sheena Carew of Wisconsin, with seven grandchildren. Vinson was preceded in death by his father and a brother. A Memorial and Celebration of Life will follow on Saturday December 2, 2017 at Pantano Baptist Church, 225 South Pantano Road, at 10:00 a.m. Vinson will be interred in his home state of Hawaii. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL.

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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 29, 2017
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