Willard Vick

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Daily Press
February 5, 1998


NEWPORT NEWS – Willard W. Vick, 81, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at home. He was a native of Spring Hope, N.C., and had been a Peninsula resident since 1950.

Mr. Vick retired in 1976 from Newport News Shipbuilding as a supervisor in the welding department after 26 years of service. He was a member of Peach Tree Baptist Church, Spring Hope, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline Eatmon Vick, and a grandson, Christopher S. Vick.
He is survived by a daughter, Glenda V. Flippin of Mathews; three sons, Warren W. Vick of Poquoson, N. Wayne Vick of Louisville, Ky., and Ronald G. Vick of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Beulah Jenks of Monmouth, Ill., and Annie Murray of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, John C. Vick of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Susan Flippin and Greggory Vick of Newport News, Larren Beacham of Poquoson, Michael Vick of Elizabethtown, Ky., Angela Vick of Louisville, Ky., Tracy and Phillip Vick of Tampa, Fla., Donna Mathis of Gloucester and David Flippin of Mathews; and five great-grandsons, Michael and Jeffrey Mathis of Gloucester, Christopher and Jacob Beacham of Poquoson and Brandon Vick of Newport News.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Rev. G. Thornton Hall. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 753 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 2-B, Newport News, Va. 23606.

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