Vince was born on Feb. 8, 1962 in Metropolis, the son of Arnold “Buddy” and Cleta Goines Snell of the Hillerman community.
He was married to Lori Harris Snell on June 30, 1979, and they had two children Michael Ray, 33, of Kansas and Stetson Vince, 14, of Hillerman.
Vince is also survived by two daughters, Halle Victoria, 10, of California and Mary Faith, 6, of Hillerman; one granddaughter, Lexie Kay of Joppa; his sister, Darlene Harris of Vienna; his brother, Randy Snell and spouse Kandi of Baird, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Snell; his paternal grandparents, Delbert and Virginia Snell; his maternal grandparents, Jess and Mary Goines; one brother, Dale Snell; two uncles, Tommy Snell and Mutt Snell; and cousins, Johnny Neill, Wendi Miles and Becky Snell Rutherford.
Vince was a member of Millwright Local 716 of St. Louis, Mo. and a member of the Cairo Lodge 237.
He was an initiated apprentice on March 29, 1994 and attained a degree of Fellow Craft and Master Mason on May 19, 2001.
Vince was a Master Mason for 11 years.
He was also a member of Hillerman Baptist Church.
Vince loved farming, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He will be sadly missed.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Matt Snell and Rev. David Keyes officiating.
Burial followed at Hillerman Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hillerman Baptist Church Cemetery, 4197 Hillerman Rd., Grand Chain, IL 62941.