Well...I have narrowed it down to a firewall issue on the server. If I disable the firewall I have no problems connecting. SeLinux is enforced and the connection can be made as long as the Firewall is turned off.
Now to determine which port(s) VNC uses to see if I can put the firewall back in place.
Any suggestions on how to determine which port(s) VNC is using?
Just detemined it is port 5900..which when allowed/opened on the server it works perfectly and the firewall can be turned on.