Robert “Bob” Vickery, 74, passed away peacefully April 7, 2023, at Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center. Bob was born January 5, 1949, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Susan “Susie” Vickery (Schneider); father, Mack Ginn Vickery; and mother, Gladys Odell Vickery (Griswell).
Bob is survived by his brother, Larry Vickery; and two sisters, Virginia Parnell (Vickery) and Catherine “Cathy” Standley (Vickery). In addition, Bob has numerous nieces and nephews who were very close to him and will miss him very much.
He joined the United States Navy at age 19 and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. During his time in the Navy, Bob met the love of his life, Susie. Bob and Susie were married November 16, 1969, in Sunnyvale, California and had their own love story of 47 years. During his service in the Navy, Bob and Susie were stationed in such places as California and Hawaii before settling and calling Colorado Springs, Colorado their home.
Bob was a gifted salesman working for such companies as Red Wing Shoes, Snap-on and Mac Tools, and Gordon Sign Company. He loved boating and water skiing. Bob had a passion for horses and often traveled around the US participating in draft horse pulling and agility competitions. One could often find him in his garage restoring the classic cars and trucks he loved.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Inurnment to directly follow at 2:00PM, at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.