CHARLOTTE - Richard “Rick” Samuel McVicker, 39, died Monday, Dec. 24. 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. Rick was born June 10, 1973, in Napoleon, Ohio and grew up in Charlotte and Concord, N.C. Rick attended North Carolina State University and received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Professional Woodcraft from Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C. Rick worked as a master craftsman in cabinetry and furniture. Rick was also a gifted musician and vocalist. He was a founding member of several bands, including the Funguys and the Majic Markers. In later years, he played with Jem Crossland and the Hypertonics.
Rick is survived by his wife, Gabrielle Kirsten Childers McVicker; his mother, Pamela Garner McVicker of Concord; his sisters, Sandra McVicker Parrott of Charlotte and Deborah McVicker Robie of Clayton; his niece, Shelby Redelin Parrott; and his nephew, Jacob Thomas Parrott. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Wilson McVicker Jr. Rick was a lover and rescuer of greyhounds, and leaves behind loving pets, Jacey, Biscuit and Jack Benny.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Rd., Concord, NC 28025.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greyhound Friends of N.C. (www.greyhoundfriends.com) 2908 Oak Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge, NC 27310.
Condolences may be offered at www.HarryandBryantFuneralHome.com.