T.E. was a cowboy and had a long, rewarding career of 50+ years working with horses. Photo © T.E. Vinci

Longtime AQHA Judge and Steward T.E. Vinci Passes

Thomas “T.E.” Vinci passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. A native of New Orleans, he was born on Saturday, February 21, 1942 to Sybil de la Houssaye and Salvador “Ike” Vinci and was a resident of Covington, LA since 2000.

T.E. was a cowboy and had a long, rewarding career of 50+ years working with horses. A long time cutting horse competitor, and a judge for more than 40+ years, and most recently served as a steward at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Show for the last several years. He was also very active in his local Louisiana Quarter Horse Association.

The beloved husband of 39 years to Jane Trimble Vinci, he is survived by his daughter – Tiffany Vinci White (Mike); two sons – James Salvador Vinci and Michael Vinci(Katy); his mother – Sybil Vinci Johnson; sister – Dianne L. Vinci; two brothers – Donald W. and David L. Vinci; and three grandchildren – Kaitlyn V. McGlothren, Michael “William” Vinci and Kaffey Elizabeth Vinci.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother – Robert A. Vinci.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.

Visiting hours on Saturday will begin at 9:00 AM.

Following the service everyone is invited to a Celebration of Life at the home of Mike & Tiffany White, 420 Moonraker Drive. Slidell, La 70458.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Quarter Horse Foundation, Professional Horsemens Crisis Fund, Catherine Meck, 806 220-3322.

Please offer condolences or visit the Tribute Wall at www.ejfieldingfh.com

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