LESLIE GENE VICKERS, 66, of Foster, W.Va., departed this life on Monday, May 24, 2021, at his residence. He was born May 12, 1955, in Madison, W.Va., the son of the late Carl and Sylvia Yeager Vickers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elwanda Canterbury and Lois (Tobbi) Atkins; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Atkins and Rex Cooper; and his father-in-law, Donald Adkins. Leslie enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time at his river house. He was a coal miner and a lifetime member of the UMWA and the NRA. Leslie was a proud husband, father and pop-pop and will be greatly missed. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Cindy Vickers of Foster; two daughters, Tessa (Jason) Cook of Philipsburg, Pa., and Lesley Vickers (Andrew) of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Ben Vickers of Tampa, Fla., and Coval “CJ” Parsons of Rock Hill, S.C.; one grandchild, Jaylee Cook; four sisters, Patsy Atkins, Mary Janet Cooper, Vivian (Roger) Hicks and Jeanette (Everette) Hager; four brothers, Leroy (Patty) Vickers, Carl Vickers, Bobby Joe Vickers and David (Debbie) Vickers; and his mother-in-law, Faye Adkins. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Family Memorial Gardens, Danville, W.Va. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va., is in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to thank the Freeman family and funeral home staff for the kindness and compassion during this most difficult time.
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