Tech Sgt Benny Lee Vickrey, Jr. was born April 2, 1982 in Burlington, NC to Benny L. Vickrey, Sr. and Brenda Poe Vickrey. He was called home to be with his Lord after 13 months of fighting AML (Leukemia) on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Etrola Poe and Frank and Vera Vickrey.
He is survived in addition to his parents, by his daughter Ava Vickrey, and two sons, Buzz Vickrey and Camden Vickrey. Other survivors include aunts, uncles and cousins.
Lee is a graduate of East Rowan High School (2000) and GTCC (2002). He was formerly employed by Mid-Carolina Regional Airport (formerly Rowan County Airport), Salisbury, NC; Shoe Show; Sonic Drive-In; Lowe’s Home Improvement; Fly High Lexington (formerly Davidson County Airport); UPS and was currently serving in the US Air Force as Tech Sgt based at Pope Air Force Base.
Lee enjoyed many things in life. One of the highlights was to solo an airplane on his 16th birthday before he obtained his driver’s license. He enjoyed civil aviation, flying RC aircraft, riding motorcycles, owning and driving antique classic cars, and watching WWE with his children.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 12:30-1:45 PM at Hillside Park Baptist Church, 7593 E. Holly Grove Rd., Thomasville, NC 27360. Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dr. Steve Chipps, Pastor Tim Rogers and Pastor Cameron McGill officiating. Burial will be at First Baptist Church, 8630 Hillcrest Dr., Rockwell, NC 28138. Pastor Jim Vickrey will perform the committal. Military rites will be conducted by the US Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillside Park Baptist Church, 7593 E. Holly Grove Rd., Thomasville, NC 27360 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 1990 Fordham Dr., Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
Wounded Warrior Project
1990 Fordham Dr., Suite 100, Fayetteville NC 28304
Hillside Park Baptist Church
7593 E. Holly Grove Rd., Thomasville NC 27360