Vincent, who died Tuesday, was editorial page editor from 1983 to 1997.
Vincent, born in Springfield, Mass., came to The Commercial Appeal from Norfolk, Va., in 1966, and worked as a copy editor for a year and a half before being named education reporter. He later became an editorial writer.
He retired from The Commercial Appeal in 1997.
Visitation will be Saturday at the Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home in Millington. Survivors include his wife and two daughters.
By: David Vincent, former editorial page editor of The Commercial Appeal, has died following a long illness. He was 74.