Mr. Vickers Mead, 80, of Hazlehurst, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 25 at his residence.
Mr. Mead was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Jeff Davis County to the late Harry Mead and the late Oneda Carter Mead. He was retired truck driver with Hazlehurst Mills and a charter member of Altamaha Baptist Church of Baxley. He is preceded in death by his sister, Laverne Mead and grandson, Shawn Stone.
Mr. Mead loved the country life of raising cows, hunting, fishing, and feeling the good earth beneath his bare feet. He loved laughter, mischief, and fellowship over a good meal.
He loved Thanksgiving and inviting friends who didn’t have other plans to eat with his family. He loved portraying Santa at Christmas especially for the Brewer family. He loved projects that involved helping anyone in need. However his greatest love was for his Savior, family, farm, friends, neighbors and friends yet to be made.
He looked forward to being in Heaven with the Lord and with all his family and friends. I’m sure Heaven will now be a little louder and a little livelier with him there.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Nelson Mead of Hazlehurst; daughters, Sherry Stone (Kenneth) of Hazlehurst and Vickie Haskin (Ronnie) of Humansville, MO.; grandsons, Justin Stone of Hazlehurst and Dusty Haskin of Pooler; great-grandchildren, Kylee Stone, Kaden Stone and Kaitlin Stone of Cochran and Brianna Stone of Hazlehurst.
Services were held Aug. 28 in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Selph and the Rev. Terry Miles officiating. Interment followed in Altamaha Baptist Church Cemetery in Baxley.
Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.
Active pallbearers were Bradley Wooten, Gabe Wooten, Chad Toler, Wayne Miles, Russell Miles and Zack Corbin.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge.