Gerald Ray Vick, 78, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2020 as his wife of fifty-eight years was by his side. Gerald was born February 20, 1942, in Beaumont, to Ray and Lennie Lambert Vick.
He grew up in Tyrrell Park. Some of his favorite past times were riding horses and motorcycles, fishing and boating, and bird watching. In 1968 he earned his Solo Flight License. He served in the Army National Guard for eleven years and worked as a master machinist for over fifty years. Everything Gerald did, he did with excellence. In his latter years, you would find him sharing stories with friends at the Waffle House or enjoying the scenery and excitement at the boat dock. He was funny, quick with a joke, always the life of the party, and never met a stranger.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Jo Vick; son, Kenny Vick; daughter, Alma Rash and her husband, Randy; siblings, Ray, Jr. and Sachi Vick; Frank and Debra Vick; Jack and Melva Vick; Wanda and Phil Brooks; Paul Vick; Kim and John Timberlake; grandchildren, Brooke Toups, Erik Toups, and Christopher Wall; sister-in-law, Patricia Lopez, his favorite niece and nephew, Rhonda and Rodney Robichau, with numerous others.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
A private family committal was held for Mr. Vick through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
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Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
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Shelton and Joyce McClure
Jo. We are so sorry to hear about Gerald. Will always remember the good times on the river.
Tom and Julie Munro
So sorry for your loss, what a good man, and good memories of yacht club days.
Eileen Robichau Bruno
Aunt Jo I'm so sorry for your Ioss, my prayers are with you and your family. You know Gerald had a special place in my heart. May God fill you with comfort and peace in the days ahead.
I worked with Gerald at ICORP. He was always a pleasure to be around. Great Guy and will be missed.
Troy Smith/ Lindy Smith
I will miss you my friend, I had the pleasure of working with him for several years, I met Jo and Vick at Kema and got them to ride the train for the first time ever, we had a blast. You will be missed by a ton of friends. I always took photos of my food at the Flying Dutchman and sent it to him, he introduced that restaurant and still go there. Rest in peace my brother in arms, sad to see Veterans go. Love you Vick.
Deborah L Walker
Jo, Wayne and I were so sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. We were just talking about you guys this week and wondering how you were doing. My heart just breaks for you. I know you will miss him so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do please feel free to call on us. We love you.
Edward S. Mc Laughlin
I worked with Gerald starting in the early 70's and we would work at different shops throughout our careers...I was blessed to have known him
Fred and Debbie Arnoldâ€™
Gerald never met a stranger and all were welcomed into his and Joâ€™s circle of friends. We have wonderful memories of boating together on the Neches River. Love and prayers to Jo, Kenny, and Alma.
Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. Miss the good times we had on our bike rides together.
Teri Beth and Clayton Smith
So sorry to hear about Gerald. Had my good time on the river with him and Jo.
Angela Downs Chesnutt
My thoughts and prayers are with the Mr. Vick's family. I had the pleasure of meeting him when he came to work at I-Corp, Inc.
Got so used to seeing Gerald and Jo every day for twenty four years at the Yacht club before we lost it, Thankful for the friendship my friend!
Becky & Rodney Ames
Jo, so sorry for you and your familyâ€™s loss. Knew Gerald for 50+ years and enjoyed our friendship. Becky & I always enjoyed the fun times when Gerald was the Captain of the boat you guys owned. He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Becky & Rodney