Donnie Ray Vickers was born November 11, 1948 in Corbin, KY to the union of the late George and Ethel Elliott Vickers.
He spent his early years in Harlan, KY. Donnie was united in marriage to Wanda Lewis on October 14, 1967. They made Leslie County their home until moving to East Bernstadt, KY where he was currently residing. By occupation, Donnie was a retired coal miner, employed by the Blue Diamond Coal Company where he worked as a roof bolter.
You were a focused man, with many coats of paint. You loved to stay occupied with your brush. Your desire for life granted us your presence. Rest your tools, your work is done.
Donnie departed this walk of life on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at the age of 74.
In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Michelle Vickers and a host of brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his loving & devoted wife, Wanda Lewis Vickers of East Bernstadt, KY, one beloved son, Donnie Ray Vickers, Jr. & wife, Joanne of Monterey, CA, a son-in-law, Jamie Boggs and two sisters, Margaret Reynolds of IL and Debbie McClear of Harlan, KY. Also surviving as his four cherished grandchildren, Steven Vickers, Melinda Warshawsky, Lindsay Vickers, Kaitlyn Rae Vickers and his cherished great-grandson, Liam Warshawsky.
The funeral service for Mr. Donnie Ray Vickers will be held at 1p.m. – Friday in the chapel of Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home with Larry Lewis officiating.
Interment will follow the service at the Rest Haven Cemetery at Keith, KY with Donnie Vickers, Melvin Horsby, Jamie Boggs, William Kyle McClear and Chris Brown serving as pallbearers.
The family of Mr. Donnie Ray Vickers will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home chapel from 11a.m. until the service hour.
Arrangements are being handled carefully under the direction of Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home.