Thomas "Tom" Dwight Vickers age 50 of Smithville, Tennessee, died Sunday, March 27, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends from cancer. He had undergone a liver transplant in November 2020. Tom graduated from DeKalb County High School and attended Vol State College. Also, he had attended many conferences on marketing. He was employed by Buffalo Valley as a marketer.
Tom accepted Christ at the age of 12 and united with the Prosperity Baptist Church, where his membership remained. However, in later years he began attending Indian Creek Memorial Baptist Church, where he loved to help in Vacation Bible School by providing and helping the children make t-shirts. Just last Christmas he served as a Wise Man in the Christmas program.
Tom will be remembered for his love for life and people. He never saw a stranger. He had an abundant amount of energy and had to be doing something all the time. He enjoyed food, golfing, hunting, and pulling jokes on people. He was a good business person and was always looking for a good deal. He loved his trucks. Tom took his past and turned it around to helping people clean up their lives by operating half-way houses for over ten years. He visited schools and discussed how drugs can harm one and served on the Drug Court Committee. He also loved to cast his vote.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Vickers, and his father’s twin brother, Dwayne Vickers; his paternal grandparents, Houston and Trudie Young Vickers; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Johnnie Fugitt; and his great aunt and uncle, William and Dorothy Truitt. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Goodwin Vickers of Smithville; mother, Melissa Fugitt Garrison of Lebanon; children Abigail Vickers of Nashville; Koby Bullard of Smithville; Keeli Bullard Stickler and husband Troy, of Smithville; grandchildren, Sebastin Bullard of Smithville; Tucker Stickler and Carson Stickler of Smithville; sisters: Tiffany Lay and husband, Jim of Alexandria, Merideth Vickers of Hermitage, mother-in-law, Jean Goodwin, of Smithville, sisters-in-law, Teresa Scott and husband, Ricky of Liberty, Tammy Cantrell and husband, Donald of Smithville, Janis Bean and husband, Barry, of Smithville, and Tina Jones of Smithville; special friends Meshia and Jayson Johnson of Smithville; several cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 11:AM Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Stirnemann and Dr. Jeffrey Stirnemann officiating and Interment will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, Tennessee.
Visitation with the Family will be on Monday, March 28, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 9:00 a.m. until time for service at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Vanderbilt Transplant, DeKalb Animal Shelter, or the charity of choice, in memory of Tom. Donations can be made at the funeral home.
The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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