The Rev. Edwin H. Vickers, age 93, of Crestview, met His Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, May 2, peacefully at his home, with his wife by his side. He was born on December 2, 1929, in Hartford, Alabama to Sam and Hartense Fulford Vickers. After graduating high school, he attended college and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education. Rev. Vicker’s worked with the Okaloosa County School System, retiring after 35 years of teaching. He honorably served in the USAF, where he worked in cryptography.
A man of faith, Rev. Vicker’s was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for over 50 years. He served numerous churches, in the Northwest Florida District, including North Central Assembly of God, Clear Springs Assembly of God and Oak Ridge Assembly of God. After retiring, he attended Lifepoint Church. An avid reader, he enjoyed studying the scriptures and in his spare time, watching Alabama football and fishing.
Rev. Vickers was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Sam Vickers, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Mavis R. Vickers
a son Stanley A. Vickers and wife Janet
a daughter Carol Ann Vickers
Two grandchildren Abbie Baker and husband Shane, Anna Moore and husband Josh
a great grand daughter Charlotte Baker and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, May 6, from Lifepoint Church with Rev. Mark Jakelsky officiating. Burial will follow in the Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.
May 5, 2023, 4:43 pm
To the Dear Friends and Family of our late Bro. Vickers, my family and I send our deepest condolences and prayers for your loss. Times like these seem to come hard, even though some events in this life are to be expected. May you all continue your faith in The Lord, through this time.
– Grace and Nicholas Smith, Father and Daughter
– Jan Jenkins, Mother of Nicholas Smith
Rev. & Mrs. Carroll Senn
May 5, 2023, 5:09 pm
So sorry to hear of his passing but PTL he made it home. Enjoyed our friendship over the years of our pastorates. Loved Bro and Sis Vickers.
May 5, 2023, 7:06 pm
Edwin was a soft spoken, sweet and kind gentleman!
I enjoyed our visits with him.
He did have a sweet tooth.
He was a great companion to sit by at senior circle very funny and always keeping an eye on Mavis and her whereabouts!!
May 6, 2023, 3:18 pm
Rev. Vickers was a Godly man with the sweetest spirit & demeanor. I met him & his lovely wife Mavis when we were part of Lifepoint’s Young at Heart monthly luncheons for our senior citizens. He was such a sweet man . I loved sitting with him & his wife Mavis from time to time as we shared lunches.
I know the Lord has given Rev. Vickers a seat of honor for the many years of service to our Lord Jesus. He surely will be busy in heaven.
My prayers go out to Mavis with whom we had occasional time to visit briefly in church. May the Lord comfort the family during their time of mourning.
His mercy & grace will give them strength & peace because their loved one has been called home to the Kingdom of God. Amen.
May 8, 2023, 4:07 pm
Pastor Vickers was a true man of God. His humility was his strength. I was blessed to have him as my pastor at North Central Assembly of God throughout my teenage years.
Danny and Debbie Bowden
May 8, 2023, 9:05 pm
Prayers for the Vickers Family for God’s peace, comfort and strength.
Nova Worley shaffer
May 9, 2023, 4:55 pm
Carolyn I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing it is so hard to lose a loved one Prayers for you and your family
Holly Lundy Clarno
May 9, 2023, 4:57 pm
Prayers for the Vickers Family. Brother Vickers was such a sweet man.