James “Jimmy” Ross Vickers, 75, of Milam, Texas passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Summer Meadows Nursing Home in Longview, Texas.
Jimmy was born July 19, 1943 in Center, Texas to Ross Evans Vickers and Paunee Lord Vickers. He was a graduate of Hemphill High School and later earned his Masters Degree at Stephen F. Austin State University. He also served his country as a member of the Army National Guard. He was a lifelong resident of Sabine County.
Jimmy was an educator for the Joaquin Independent School District for many years and was a member of many organizations including the Frank Sexton Masonic Lodge in Milam; the Sons of the Republic of Texas; and held a Doctorate of Domino Science. He was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons, Mike Vickers of Shelbyville, Texas, Vance Vickers and wife, Johanna, of Sexton, Texas, Rodolfo Martinez of Slidell, Louisiana, and Edgar Martinez of Martinsville, Texas; daughter, Debbie Terry and husband, Cooper, of Longview, Texas; brother, Vance Vickers and wife, Juanice, of The Woodlands, Texas; sisters, Betsy Cox and husband, George, of Milam, Texas and Susie Clark and husband, Jimmy, also of Milam; and eleven grandchildren, Collin, Connor, Carsen, Logan, Caleb, Laney, Cooper, Carter, Lawson, Tristan, and Tatom.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Vickers, and his daughter-in-law, Crystal Vickers.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr Street, Hemphill, Texas.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Starr Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating and Ross Vickers delivering the eulogy.
Burial will follow services in Vickers Cemetery located in Milam, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers are Ronald Barlow, Mike Vickers, Vance Vickers, Victor Sheppard, Collin Vickers, Connor Terry, Logan Vickers, and Caleb Terry.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Jimmy Vickers Memorial Scholarship Fund at Shelby Savings Bank.
You may leave online condolences at starrfuneralhome.com.