Mr. Richard "Vince" Sayre
Mr. Richard “Vince” Sayre, was born August 30, 1949 in Lexington, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Dorothy Sayre, and his oldest brother John Sayre. Vince’s family and his strong older brother Charles “Chuck” Sayre, provided an upbringing of leadership, discipline and adoration. Vince began constructing his roadways of life by being a team player and serving others. Through his adolescence years he played baseball, basketball, football and tennis. In his senior year of High School at Bryan Station in 1967, he accomplished and was awarded the Eagle Scout Award. Vince started building his bridges of connections while excelling at multitasking and accomplishing his to do list. Vince went on to further his education at the University of Kentucky. There he earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees through the College of Engineering graduating with honors. He finished his educational training by successfully becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. During his time in college, Vince was also a part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon “SAE” fraternity in the University of Kentucky’s chapter. During his time in the fraternity he was known as being a “True Gentleman” because of his promotion of the standards of friendship. Once graduating, Vince started his career at the University of Kentucky in 1972. Here he worked under the Multidisciplinary Accident Study Team (UKMAST). This program was one of only six in the country because of the specialization of the extensively trained and state of the art research conducting for the US Department of Transportation. Vince thoroughly enjoyed his time working with UKMAST but in 1980, he decided to go out on his own. Vince established Sayre and Associates Engineering to provide forensic reconstruction services. Because of the rise in accidents reported and brought to Sayre and Associates, Vince soon realized his specialized services were well sought after and needed to expand. In the 1990’s Vince with a few others, including Dennis Crawford and Brent Slone, P.E., created S.A.F.E - Sayre and Associates Forensic Engineering. When Vince was not at the office or working a case, his driven professionalism and well respected work ethic carried over into his personal life. On his list of priorities was his wife, Carolyn Marshall Sayre and his children, Robert Christian “Chris” Sayre and Jennifer “Jen” Lee Sayre. Vince coached and mentored numerous athletes, including his own two children, through his love of sports including youth baseball, basketball and softball. Throughout his life many knew Vince for his love of University of Kentucky football and basketball. It was not uncommon that he would postpone events that interfered with UK sports. Vince was consistently supportive of each of these respective teams, even when they showed no hope. If it was a home football game you could almost guarantee that you would find Vince tailgating with his many friends in the blue lot with a bottle of his favorite bourbon. That was the type of season ticket holder he was - all types of weather, he was there. However, when it came to basketball, he was an intuitive sofa coach. During the duration of his life, Vince was usually instructing others to get down and dirty or state, if you don’t try then can’t never could. More simply put and very often stated by Vince, “Can I make a suggestion?” This was his subtle way of providing his expert opinion. As Vince maneuvered through the latter half of his life there were very special individuals that he devoted his time to, Elizabeth Sayre (Chris Sayre), Sheila Giles and Christina Giles Stanley (Chelsea Stanley). Vince became a beloved grandfather who would become known as Pop. He enjoyed every moment assisting and assuring his love for his granddaughters, Alex Harris (Quinten Harris) and Emma Sayre. Pop also provided great memories to the twins, Garrett & Gabriella. Vince is also survived by his nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Vince was so thankful to have the opportunity to love so many and be loved by many. He continuously felt blessed by a long list of friends and associations. Vince will be extremely missed by all. He lived a full, wonderful life. Pallbearers: Robert Eads, Jason Green, Quinten Harris, Jon Morgan, Mickey Sayre, Steve Sayre, and Ralph Stokley. All parties involved are very grateful for the services provided by Brian Phillips and staff of Kerr Brothers Funeral Home Harrodsburg Road and Reverend Felix Williams.