Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Harold Vickers

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Harold Frank (Jim) Vickers passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Sutter Lakeside Hospital at the age of 85.

Jim was born in Oakland, Calif., and was a lifelong resident of Lake County, Calif.

He served in the Navy from 1948 to 1952.

Jim was a motorcycle enthusiast, having raced motocross into his 40s and continuing to ride until his early 80s.

He worked many years for Prathers and Lange Brothers Construction as a truck driver before retiring.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Dowell; and brothers, Elton Vickers and John Hildebrand.

Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy; daughters, Terry Vickers of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Becky Karlson of Dallas, Texas; son, Steve (Toni) Vickers of Auburn, Calif.; brother, David Hildebrand of Kelseyville, Calif.; grandchildren, Erik Karlson of Dallas, Corrie Carter (Jason) Martinez of Redding, Calif., and Ryan Carter of Roseville, Calif.;  two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

A reception will be held following services.

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