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Gary Scott Vickery

HASTINGS, MI - Gary Vickery of Hastings, was reunited with the love of his life, Peggy (Beale) Vickery on October 7, 2019.  He died at his home surrounded by his loving family.  
Gary was born in Kalamazoo on September 18, 1944 to Douglas Vickery Sr. and Darlene (Tidey) Vickery. He graduated from Delton Kellogg School in 1963 and went on to become a master electrician with the IBEW Local 445.  He was a hardworking man who loved life and all its adventures.  He was quick witted, enjoyed sharing his stories and loved to make you laugh.  He was always positive and encouraging and being around him inspired you to be a better person.   
He had many passions, including family, friends, traveling, hiking in the mountains, biking, skydiving, and taking walks, but his greatest passion was his beloved wife Peggy, who together, were a beautiful example of what love should look like.
Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Vickery and father, Douglas Vickery Sr.  
He is survived by his children, Michele Addison, Coleen (Ron) Polley, Scott (Nicky) Vickery, all of Delton and Tazee Vickery of Mattawan; his stepchildren, Richard (Kelli) VanDyke of Grand Rapids and Jackie Petersen of Rockford; 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; his mother, Darlene Vickery of Delton; his siblings, Doug (Sharon) Vickery of Hastings, Sheri Armintrout and Mike Vickery of Delton and many nieces and nephews.
 His family will hold an intimate celebration of his life at a future date.
Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  To leave an online condolence, visit


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