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Charles Edwin “Charlie” Vickrey, age 86 of Jackson, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at his home.
He was born July 16, 1932 in Hannibal, Missouri, son of John and Helen Merrill Vickrey. He and Phyllis Litzelfelner were married April 12, 1951 at First Baptist Church in Jackson. She passed away April 3, 2015.
Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson where he had served as a former deacon for many years. He was a 1950 graduate of Jackson High School. He also served nine years in the United States Army National Guard. Charlie was a sales representative for Jim Wilson Company in Cape Girardeau for 28 years. He enjoyed ministering to others through his music and poetry. Charlie was an avid golfer and fisherman and was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Loving survivors include three daughters, Judy Vickrey and Jane (Jim) Butler of Cape Girardeau and Susan Romani of Perryville, Missouri; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Mike) Allen and Jamie (Gabe) Runyon; three great-grandsons, Lane Allen, Van Runyon and Max Runyon; and a sister, Nancy (Jim) Kinder of Ballwin, Missouri.
In addition to his wife of nearly 64 years, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Eugene Vickrey.
The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral service will be at 1p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
The family suggests that contributions be made to Mac’s Mission Animal Rescue, PO BOX 444, Cape Girardeau 63702-0444.
Mac’s Mission Animal Rescue
PO BOX 444, Cape Girardeau MO 63702-0444