Patrick Nelson (Pat) Vickery, 1931-2019


Patrick Nelson (Pat) Vickery passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Tyler at age 88. He was born on June 4, 1931 in Dallas to the late Marion Mabry Vickery and Effie Maude Patrick Vickery.

Pat was a retired Baptist minister and longtime member of First Baptist Church in Mineola. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University in 1952 and his masters in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1954.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Vickery Holcomb and her husband, Harold; his brother, Paul Ray Vickery and his wife, Mary Frances; and in 2018 by his loving wife of more than 66 years, Sue Gilpin Vickery.

Pat is survived by his daughter, Patti Vickery Randolf and her husband Jim of McKinney; sons, Alan Ray Vickery and his wife, Susie, of Argyle and Ronnie Vickery and his wife, Shari of Tyler; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Following a private family graveside service, a memorial service celebrating Pat’s life was held on Friday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church Mineola, officiated by Dr. Hollie Atkinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission Dignity (877-888-9409), a non-profit ministry providing financial assistance to retired Baptist ministers and spouses, or to The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.