Joseph Vickers, Jr., the son of the late Mr. Joseph Vickers, Sr., and Mrs. Valerie Hayes Vickers was born on November 28, 1966 in Attapulgus, Georgia. He departed this walk of life for his heavenly home on Friday, August 30, 2019. He accepted CHRIST as his personal Savior in Donalsonville, Georgia many years ago and would often worship at Saint Thomas Missionary Baptist Church. He was educated in the public schools of Decatur County and attended the United States Jobs Corps Center, Albany, Georgia. Later, he furthered his studies at Bainbridge College and received his General Educational Development Diploma in June 2005. He was employed with Elberta Crate and Box Company for twenty-five years and was currently employed with Decatur County Board of Education (John Johnson Elementary School) since August 2006. Joe was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a loving, caring and giving person. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, playing card games with friends, supporting the Bainbridge Bearcats and watching the University of Georgia - Georgia Bulldogs play on television. He was truly their #1 Fan. In addition to his parents, four brothers, Norman Vickers, Terry Vickers, Larry Vickers, Garry Vickers, maternal grandparents, Jake Haire and Mary Lee Cummings, paternal grandparents, Norman Vickers, Sr. and Nonie Bell Lewis, preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish precious memories, his devoted son: Joseph Jashon Vickers of Bainbridge, Georgia; his goddaughter: Shaneka Walker of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters: Sandra V. Jackson (Willie Charles) and Sharonda Vickers; three brothers: Gene Eric Vickers (Tabitha), Ronnie Vickers, Sr., all of Bainbridge, Georgia and Charles Vickers (Stephanie) of Tallahassee, Florida; six nephews: Terez Vickers (Ragan), Eric Vickers, Charles Vickers (Norkia), Ronnie Vickers, Jr., Martez Vickers and Tyron Peterson; five nieces: Angel Vickers, Brittany Vickers, LaPorsha Vickers, Quyie Vickers and Corie Mackey; two uncles: Roosevelt Hayes and Amos Porter, Sr.; five aunts: Petrolla Daniels, Janice Hunter, Brenda Thomas, Willie Mae Vickers, Matilda Vickers; close friends: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson and a host of cousins and other grieving friends.
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