Larry Gene Vick, 45, of
Grandview passed away Friday, July 6, 2007, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
He was born April 1, 1962,
in Marshfield, Wis. to Eugene John and Carol Jean Vick. He received his
education and graduated with the Manhattan High School class of 1980, in
Larry worked various jobs,
including nightshift watchman of a large factory, forklift operator, general
contractor and assistant purchasing agent.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
camping, raising horses, drawing, watching movies, listening to music, building
furniture, rebuilding automobile engines and was an avid professional wrestling
fan. He also enjoyed motorcycles, 3-wheelers, his boat and snowmobiles. Larry
could fix anything from a toaster to a tractor.
Larry was as strong as an
ox, both mentally and physically. He looked like a big bear to some people, but
those who really knew him will remember him as a generous, thoughtful,
independent, good hearted and strong willed man.
Larry leaves behind his
family and many great friends who miss him dearly and will always love him.
He is survived by his
significant other of 13 years, Juanita Brown of Grandview; his parents, Eugene
(Tiny) and Carol Vick of Mabton; his sister, Linda Vick of Nampa, Idaho; and
his canine companion and best buddy, Reba, who were truly inseparable.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be
held Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to honor his
memory may contribute to the charity of their choice. Smith Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.