Henry ‘Ray’ Vick, 79, retired from International Longshoremen’s Association Local No. 970

Henry ‘Ray’ Vick

Henry ‘Ray’ Vick, 79, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020. He was born March 19, 1941, in Franklin, North Carolina, to the late John Henry Vick Jr. and Gretchen Daniels Vick.

He proudly served his country in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Henry retired after 35 years from the International Longshoremen’s Association Local No. 970. He was a member of Discovery Church, Moose Lodge No. 1198 and the Country Music Association.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Michelle Smith; grandsons, Bodie and Maddox Smith; sister, Sarah “Sue” Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Mae Vick; brother, Joseph “J.D.” Vick; and sisters, Linda Brown and Christine Harris.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Beth Sholom and Freda H. Gordon Hospice for all of their dedicated care.

He will be laid to rest in Rosewood Memorial Park with a private family service due to current restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Virginia Beach Education Foundation, Beach Bags Program.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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