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Don Calvin Vickers, 83, (HAVANA) passed away on Monday, August 6, at home surrounded by family. Don was born August 10, 1934 in Concord, Florida. He has lived in Havana his entire life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Isola Vickers and his sister, Shirley Leonard. He was fondly known as "Pa Don" to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. He graduated from Havana High School in 1954 where he played basketball with the Havana Bears. He owned Don’s Clothing Company as a self-employed dry goods salesman and could be seen driving his van all over town delivering whatever might be needed to his many customers who knew him as "Mr. Don."
He will be remembered for his generous spirit and love for his family and his community. He served as an Elder in the Havana Presbyterian Church, on the Havana Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Havana Town Council, on the board of the Concord Cemetery Association, volunteered to help at many community gatherings around Havana, and directed the Concord Pilau for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Vickers, and their four children Donna (Newt) Dunn, Cindy (Sam) Molnar, Vic (Amy) Vickers, and Jeff (Marybeth) Vickers, his nine grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, his two sisters, Deborah (David) Coury and Rhonda (Mark) McEwen, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Havana on Thursday, August 9, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM, followed by a visitation at the church. A family burial will be held at the Concord Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Cemetery Association, Maintenance Fund Treasurer, 416 Red Fox Lane, Havana, Florida 32333.
Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of the arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)