Gary Bryant Vickers

July 9, 1945 ~ November 30, 2010 (age 65)

Gary Bryant Vickers, age 65, of Union Point, Georgia, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Elmon Bryant Vickers and Mary Jane Morgan Vickers, he was born in Gainesville, Texas, and grew up in both South Georgia and Jackson, Mississippi, where his father was a national sales director for Ralston Purina. Gary graduated from the Darlington School and Emory University where he was president of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was the owner and president of Crawfordville Rework and Repair in Crawfordville, GA, but was best known by his many friends as a gifted storyteller with a quick wit and colorful personality. He divided his time between his historic farm in Greene County, GA and marshfront retreat on St. Helena Island, SC. Throughout his life he was an avid fisherman, golfer, reader and writer.

Gary is survived by his wife, Mimi Harrison Vickers of Union Point; daughters, Beth Vickers of Oxford, MS and Allyn Rippin of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Marcia Vickers and husband David Rynecki of Charleston, SC and Betsy Yarborough and husband John of Franklin, TN; brothers, Pat Vickers and wife Ann of Wilson, NC, and Mike Vickers of Fernandina Beach, FL; neices, nephews and his beloved dog Buster.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Richard Chewning and Rev. Ed Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Gary B. Vickers Community Education Fund for Higher Learning, P.O. Box 267, Crawfordville, GA 30631 or the Lymphoma/ Leukemia Society of Georgia, Georgia Chapter, 3715 Northside Parkway, 400 Northcreek, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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