David Crockett Vickery, 90, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Hendrix Health and Rehab. Crockett was born September 18, 1929 in Hodges. His parents were Hebren and Pearl Vickery.
He had five brothers, Travis, Deuel, Floyd and Fred ( all deceased) and Waco Vickery, who survives. He also had three sisters, Loraine Scott and Hildred Stewart (both deceased) and Autie Bower, who survives.
Crockett met Ann Ray in high school. He was captain of the football team and Ann was elected cheerleader at Hackleburg High School. Crockett and Ann were married August 11, 1950 and were married for 69 years. They had five girls. Charlotte married Steve Maranowski; Janet married Chuck Harkness and had two children and four grandchildren; Vickie married Ronnie Jean and had 1 child and 2 grandchildren; Sandra Cook had 1 child and 4 grandchildren and Elaine married Matt Brummett and had 2 children.
After Crockett and Ann were married, they moved to Michigan, where Crockett worked at Ford Motor Co for 33 years. Ann worked at Bendix Aerospace for 15 years and did electronic work for the gravity meter for the moon.
They retired in 1984 and traveled all across America. They enjoyed going to church, camping and fishing. They loved their family gatherings and enjoyed barbecue chicken and hamburgers. In 1992, they moved back down to Double Springs.
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