Graveside services for Kenneth Ray Vickers, age 78, of Howe, Texas will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Hall Cemetery in Howe, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.|
He passed away on January 12, 2012 at his residence in Howe.
Kenneth was born in Lawton, Okla. on August 29, 1933, the son of William Ralph and Blanche Irene Gilbreth Vickers. He first started working in furniture delivery and then he joined the United States Air Force serving for 21 years. Kenneth later started his 25 year career in law enforcement during this time he served as Howe Police Chief and a Constable. Kenneth then worked in the maintenance at Hurricane Creek Golf Course in Van Alstyne. He loved acting as a clown with the Shriners at Scottish Right Hospital. Kenneth married Ruth Humphrey on August 28, 1998.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Vickers of Howe, Texas, two daughters, Terry Lynn Collier-Riley of Bossier City, Louisiana and Tammi Lea Hightower and husband Bobby of Howe, Texas, son, Michael Ray Vickers of Corinth, Texas, eight grandchildren, Calisa Anderson and husband Chris of Hawkins, Texas, Sgt. James Justin Butler and wife Tabitha of Ft. Drum, New York, Jeremy Marshall Hightower of Howe, Texas, Astin D'Nell Robinson and husband Jonathan of Shawnee, Okla., Cynthia Dawn Treaster and husband Sgt. Ronnie Treaster of Guam, Allison Renee Turner and husband Sean of Howe, Texas, Tyler Ray Hightower and wife Amber of Sherman, Texas and Lindsey Morgan Vickers of Corinth, Texas. Kenneth is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, one brother, Alva Jay Vickers and wife Pat of Lawton, Okla., one sister, Vivian Tatar of Sherman, Texas, several nieces, nephews, close friends and his beloved dog Mitzi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmy Vickers.
Family night will be held on Monday, January 16th from 6 to 8 p.m., at Waldo Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be John Dast, Michael Vickers, Jeremy Hightower, Tyler Hightower, Sgt. James Butler and Jim Tatar.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bearden, Jim Bailey, James Upton, Brent Kirby and Richard Lankford.
The online register book may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Jan. 15, 2012