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Neil Edward Vickers, 66, of Gloucester, Va., passed away peacefully Aug. 15, 2012.

He was born on April 30, 1946 in Newport News, Va., to the late Cecil and Margie Vickers. He was a former resident of Newport News and York County and in 1985 moved to Gloucester.

Neil worked as an electrician since 1965. Throughout his career he worked for several companies while a member of IBEW Local 1340 as well as operating his own business, Abingdon Electric Inc., for 24 years.

Neil is survived by his wife of 47 years, Paulette Grant Vickers; children, Tracie V. Henderson and her husband Tony, and Rodney “Bub” Vickers and his wife Norma; seven grandchildren, Cheria, Crista, Mariah, Christina “Tina,” JC, Tristen, and Cali; and a niece, Joellyn Hartley.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Margie Vickers; brother, Joel Craig Vickers; uncle and “best friend,” Charles Lincoln Vickers.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 6470 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1515 N. Military Hwy., Suite 105, Norfolk, Va. 23502.

Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, is in charge of arrangements.