Michael (Mike) Anthony Vickers, 47, of Pulaski, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.
He was born July 28, 1967 in Radford, and was a graduate of Marion Senior High School. Upon graduating, he attended East Tennessee State University. Mike was an outgoing man who never seemed to meet a stranger and once you met him, he was hard to forget. He had an incredible sense of humor and could always lighten the mood with a joke. He was also a faithful University of Alabama football fan, so everyone who came to know him soon learned the importance of the statement “Roll tide!”
Mike was the son of Nancy Halsey Farris of Pulaski and the late Anthony (Tony) Vickers of Hiwassee, and the grandson of the late Jeff and Vadalene Halsey of Pulaski and the late W.H. and Elizabeth Vickers of Dublin.
Left to remember Mike is his sister, Sharon Vickers Hardy of Pulaski and her husband, David, and niece, Jena Hardy; brother, Carl (Kip) Vickers of Blue Ridge and his wife, Elaine, and their three children, Jason, Brittany and Toni Carol; step-brothers, Keith Dunagan of Wytheville and his wife, Tammy, and their daughters, Tabatha Duncan and Kelly Dunagan, Dr. Mark Farris of Morganton, N.C., K.D. Farris Jr. of Pulaski, sister, Lora Evans of Atkins and her husband, Steve, and her children, Jamie Tolliver, Kathryn Keast and Rachel Robinson. Mike also leaves behind his dog, Sally, who he considered just as much a member of his family as his human relatives.
Visitation will be held at Seagle Funeral Home in Pulaski Sunday, Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m., followed immediately by a funeral service. Internment will take place Monday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m., at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The Rev. Teresa Tolbert will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be sent to the Michael Vickers Memorial Fund, c/o National Bank, 250 N. Washington Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301 to help cover burial expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, 980-1700.