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Obituary for Gaylon Vickers

Gaylon Vickers
Gaylon Lee Vickers, age 62 of Columbus Ohio passed from this life March 18, 2017, in Columbus.

He was born March 11, 1955 in Cookeville, Tennessee to Verble "Junior" Vickers and the late Geneva (Lee) Vickers.

Gaylon was a graduate of Stebbins High School, Dayton, Ohio and Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio where he earned a bachelor’s in English and economics. He was editor of the daily school newspaper, The Guardian, in the late 70’s. He worked as an investigative reporter for several Central Ohio newspapers, including the Dispatch and SNL publications. He was the reporter who broke the story about teenage street gangs in Columbus in the 1980’s. Recently, he has enjoyed work as an entrepreneur of fine art and antiques.

He is survived by his wife:
Joanne Vickers

Verble "Junior" Vickers of Cookeville, TN

Step-children and spouses: John and Jeanna Diederich and Jennifer and Steve Healy

Grandchildren: Frances and John Diederich

Brothers and spouses: Garry and Sarah Vickers and Jaimie and Brenda Vickers

A host of Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews

Many Cousins on both sides of the family and many Friends

Gaylon was preceded in death by his Mother: Geneva (Lee) Vickers

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you remember Gaylon with a good story and, if you wish a small contribution to Inniswood Botanical Gardens, Inniswood Garden Society, 940 S. Hempstead Road Westerville, OH 43081.

A funeral service in Worthington, Ohio will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, beginning at 3:00 pm (EST) from the chapel of Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street Worthington, OH 43085, The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2;00 pm (EST) until time of service at 3:00 pm.

Funeral services in Cookeville, Tennessee will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 beginning at 2:30 pm (CST) from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, 800 West Jackson Street Cookeville, TN 38501, with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating. Interment will follow in Bohannon Cemetery which is an old family cemetery in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends at Crest Lawn Funeral Home Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1:00 pm until time of service at 2:30 pm
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