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Earl Vickery, Jr.

Obituary for Earl Vickery, Jr.

January 2, 1943 - December 19, 2019
Lakemoor, Illinois | Age 76

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend


Earl Vickery Jr. died peacefully Dec. 19, 2019, at JourneyCare CareCenter in Barrington, IL at the age of 76 following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Earl will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Palmonari Vickery; his daughter Dawn (Thomas) Birkhoff and 3 grandchildren, Amber, Serena and Noah. Earl is also survived by his brothers, Hollis Vickery and Craig (Laura) Vickery; his sisters, Carol (Jerry) Vickery McDaniel and Janet Vickery Farley; one niece and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan (Marinangeli) Vickery; father, Earl Vickery Sr.; and sisters, Gail Vickery Raley and Sharon Vickery Wilson.

Earl was born Jan. 2, 1943, in La Salle, IL to Earl Sr. and Susan Vickery. He graduated from La Salle-Peru Township High School and earned an associate's degree from Illinois Valley Community College. Earl was a dedicated veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1963. Upon his return, Earl worked for Carus Chemical Co. in La Salle, IL for 20 years, Yasakawa America Inc. in Waukegan, IL for 13 years, and ultimately retired from Liquid Controls LLC in Lake Bluff, IL after eight years.

Earl was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and loved watching the games. He loved to travel across the U.S. and abroad and spending time with his family as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

At Earl's request, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or []

The family would like to thank his at-home caregivers, Good Shepherd Hospital of Barrington and JourneyCare CareCenter of Barrington for their care and compassion shown to Earl and his family.

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