Timothy “T.J.” Vincent Jr., age 45, of Butte, Montana, passed away in the early morning hours of November 23, 2020 at his family home. T.J. was born July 27, 1975 to Timothy James Vincent and Susan Jo Vincent in Mission, MT. T.J. attended grade school in Garrison, MT. He also attended school in Deer Lodge, MT and graduated from Butte High School in 1995. T.J. then moved to Idaho where he was employed by 44 Quick Stop for 20 years.
T.J. made many life long friends during his years in Idaho. Due to health issues and to be near his family, T.J. moved back to Butte in July of 2019.
T.J.’s hobbies and interests included remote control vehicles, digital artwork, computer gaming, future gold panning with his dad and anything having to do with the Dukes of Hazzard car. T.J. also loved to work on vehicles, especially his Franken Truck (1985 Dodge Ram Charger.)
T.J. was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ernest and Florence Vincent, whom T.J. loved dearly as they helped in raising him; and his maternal grandparents, Stan Oliver and Josephine Smith.
T.J. is survived by his father, Tim and Darci Vincent of Butte, MT; his mother, Susan of Idaho; brothers, Nehemiah Vincent of Butte, Justin Webb of Idaho, and John and Kisharra Colton of Maryland; nephew, Dante Webb of Idaho and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
T.J. will be remembered for his caring nature, his generosity and compassion and an uncanny sense of humor in good times or bad.
Due to Covid19 restrictions, services will be held at a later date and will be announced when arrangements are complete.
T.J. was also named Big Red and Viking. You are and will be greatly missed and remembered. To you, our Gunnar (viking warrior) gott natt (good night) Ao unna (love you).
Memorials in honor of TJ are encouraged to Butte Food Bank or Butte Marine Corp Toys for Tots.
Please visit below to offer a condolence or share a memory of Timothy. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Timothy and his family.
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Dennis E Healy Jr says
Tim was one of my best friends. He was an amazing kind helping person. He had done so much to help my wife, kids and I in the past. I worked at the 44 Quick Stop fuel station in Idaho with him for over 10 years. He was always willing to help people. I saw him helping anyone he could any time he could. Giving fuel or food to strangers. He paid bills for people sometimes. He was one of the most selfless people I ever knew. I will miss him more than anyone will know. I spent many years of my life with him building his Dodge and parts of his game in the first early stages here in Idaho. I was his neighbor for 4 years too. He watched my kids a few times. I will miss having him over for dinner and being his friend. I am very saddened by this unexpected event. I give my very sincere condolences to his entire family. I am so sorry for our loss of an amazing man. Tim I pray that you rest in peace and you have an eternal afterlife. I will miss you my friend.
Dominic Bradshaw says
There are many great things Tim has done for his friends, strangers, and those around him in every waking moment he could. I can remember all those night shifts at the 44 of us just talking the night away about the things that either enraged or enlightened us in our lives. You would always push people to chase their dreams and persuade them to do better. Not very many people in this world have the kind of heart Tim has or could be as good as friend as he was. The man would help any and everyone out if he could. I hold high respect for you and I hope you have an eternal paradise. My condolences go out to your family and your loved ones. I’ll be missing you buddy
Johnathan Mueller says
Tim Vincent was one of my best friends. . . He was smart, strong, and kind. He loved building R/C vehicles, 3d printing, and makin digital art. His passion was game development as well. We worked on a number of games together over many long late night voice chats. Among being my friend he was also the first person to hire me for client work back in 2015. It was thanks to Tim that my career really started. . .
I’ll miss you man, thank you for sticking with me and driving me to learn every epic thing we did. You believed in me even when I didn’t. . .
John Colton says
When I was 7 you were introduced to me as my new older brother. As we grew, you became a dear friend. We had our differences but ultimately we always worked towards helping each other. Every day I will miss you. Even more severe, it will hurt knowing that I will never get see or speak to you again. Know that I am doing everything I can to manage this moment with dignity and grace.
Vera healy says
I will miss you Tim you one of a few people I could trust and be encouraged by always positive and most of all careing and local bing when you stayed at our home a few weeks I come to believe you were a gentleman and respectful hope the angels hold you dearly cause you will be remembered that way. Love and prayers to your family
Jarrod Driskell says
I worked with Tim at the 44 Quick Stop in Caldwell, Idaho for two years. He always showed up for work on time and gave his very best even when he felt physically or mentally drained. I know Tim had a lot of health issues, but he never let that get in the way of being a genuinely good person. He would bend over backwards to help someone in need before helping himself. Despite any setbacks he may have had, he was always grateful for his job, his friends, and the many customers he served who he grew to know and treat like family. Condolences to Tim’s family during this difficult time. I will always cherish the digital artwork he created for me. Thanks for the memories Tim!
Tim Vincent Sr says
What an honor and previlage to be chosen by GOD, to be your dad. Im so proud of the compassionent, caring, kind, helpful, person you became! When someone truely walks the walk, it is a joy to behold, we all will miss you, everyday! May GOD ALMIGHTY, enfold you in HIS love and care, may we all see you again in GOD’S Kingdom! Someday!
Pete Nicholson. says
I didn’t know you long, never met you for real, but you will always be a friend to me.
Your wit and your amazing talent in design and 3D printing just blew me away. The way you’d give hours of your time to patiently create something real from my sketchy ideas was nothing short of genius, and an example of your selflessness and willingness to help others.
Happy trails my friend. 😣
Matthew Borge says
Tim made my life more interesting. Inside that big redhead, beat a big heart. He was a good friend. He’ll be missed.
Lori Schaffeld says
I just heard this morning that Tim passed away due to COVID-19. My heart is deeply saddened 😭 My husband and I got to know Tim when he worked at the gas station by our house. He was the best! He had a great heart and seemed to know just the right things to say whenever I stopped in. We shared a similar path/interest in graphics and I always enjoyed our talks about designing. It was never the same there after he moved to Montana. He was missed by the local community and now will be missed by everyone forever. You were a good guy Tim and I was lucky to know you. Ron and I will miss you.
My deepest condolences to your entire family.
I have known Tim since he worked up at the corner gas station… He was always showing me his graphic pictures and always teasing me. Tim, you will be missed by so many people….rest in peace.
I will always remember the kindness that Tim showed my daughter, Debbie and my grandson, Dante. And the openness he showed me when I was visiting. I am sorry to hear of his passing but trust that he is no longer in pain!
We may not have gotten to see each other in years, but I will always have good memories of you my cousin. I will always remember when you were about one year old and walking underneath the kitchen table when we were playing. I pray that God welcomes you and I will see you again someday. Wish I could have gotten to know you better as an adult. My condolences to Tim Sr. and to my Aunt Jody.
I remember the night you were born. There was a thunder and lightning storm. May heaven open their arms to you
I remember Tim when he used to live in Dillon for a short time. We worked at McDonald’s together in his short time here. Only got back in touch with him a couple years ago before he moved back to Montana. I will really miss him
Laura vincent says
Oh this so saddens me. I have thought of you often. After you left Belgrade we lost touch. I always enjoyed our visits with each other. I am truly sorry Timothy Sr.
Donna Crask says
I am so sorry to hear this. I will never forget the summers that I got to spend in Garrison with Grandad and Grandma when TJ was there. One of my favorite memories was TJ playing with his electric jeep even after it broke. Sending my thoughts and prayers.