Chad Eric Vincent passed away on July 9, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona, due to complications during a dental procedure.
He was born in Astoria, Oregon, in November of 1975 to Rodney and Helen Vincent.
As a child, Chad grew up in the country in Daisy, Washington, where he attended school at Evergreen, and then later finished out his schooling in Kettle Falls, Washington.
Chad participated in baseball and football in school, and he loved riding bikes and spending days at the beach during summer vacations, swimming, skiing and camping.
In Chad's early years as an adult, he decided to go adventure further out into the world. Just days after his 21st birthday, he packed some backpacks and hopped a plane to London, England.
He spent approximately six years in Europe exploring many different countries.
He had many stories about working in orchards, vineyards, doing drywall, picking nuts, and whatever he had to do to save up enough money to move on to another country when he was ready to explore a new area.
He said the most beautiful place he had ever been was Crete, Greece.
During his travels in Europe some of the countries he explored were England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Greece and Italy.
Chad returned to the states in the year 2001, where he moved periodically from the Panama Beach, Florida, area, to Basalt and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
This is where he met the love of his life and got married to Blanca Vincent. They enjoyed many experiences together traveling and enjoying each other and everyone around them.
Chad and Blanca welcomed their first son into their family in 2007, followed by two younger brothers - one in 2010 and the youngest in 2012.
Chad was the proudest husband and father ever. If he was not on an adventure somewhere with his family, you could probably find him relaxing to one of his favorite television programs with his children on all sides of him and laying on him.
Chad is survived by his wife, Blanca Vincent; his three sons, Dominic, Brennen and Nathan; his parents, Rodney Vincent (of Kettle Falls, and Helen Vincent of Spokane, Washington; and his brothers, Troy Vincent of Aspen, Colorado, and Daniel Vincent of Spokane.
Chad also left behind countless friends he had made during his journey.
A Celebration of Life party was held Saturday, Aug. 28, for Chad at Darcy's Restaurant & Spirits in the Spokane Valley.
Published by The Statesman Examiner from Sep. 7 to Sep. 8, 2021.