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Mr. Maurice L. "Bud" McVicker

Maurice "Bud" L. McVicker, 86, of Mascoutah and formerly of Hoopeston, passed away at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.
Bud was born on Nov. 6, 1927, in Claytonville, the son of Elmer and Daisy (McIntyre) McVicker. He married Eileen Penrod on Dec. 7, 1947, in Argo. She survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Karla Edmison, of Alton; a son, Allan (Linda) McVicker, of Plano, Texas; a granddaughter, Robyn (Matthew) Scott, of Mascoutah; and one great-grandson, Jakob Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister and a half-sister.
Bud graduated from Hoopeston High School in 1945. He worked as the manager at the A& P Grocery Store for 22 years, Prudential Insurance for 10 years and he retired as the manager of the Shell Station in Hoopeston. Bud was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and served on the Hoopeston Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years, serving as fire chief from 1972-75.
He enjoyed gardening, yard work and spending time with his family, especially his great-grandson.
A Celebration of the Life of Maurice "Bud" L. McVicker will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Hoopeston, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home in Hoopeston. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Bud's name to the Hoopeston Volunteer Fire Department or the Mascoutah Volunteer Fire Department.
The family has entrusted the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home to assist them in honoring and celebrating Bud's life.
Memories or photos may be shared on Bud's Tribute Page at www.brownalkirefuneralhome.com.
Published in Hoopeston Chronicle from Nov. 14 to Dec. 13, 2013
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