December 13, 1929|
William Vicars was born March 17, 1838, and died at the home of his son, Peter H. Vicars, November 17, 1929, aged 90 years and 8 months.
He was married first to Sara Dean, who died April 9, 1913. To this union were born nine children. The surviving children are Mrs. S. P. Salyer, Mrs. Sam Weddell, Mrs. C. M. Lester, Peter H. Vicars and Mrs. Elizabeth Salyer. The deceased children are Darter, Ella, Charles and S. H. Vicars.
He was later married to Mrs. Lou Emma Dingus, who survives. He was afflicted with cancer for forty years and the last three years he underwent most horrible suffering. His family, neighbors and physicians did everything possible to relieve him, but he had to submit to His call.
Mr. Vicars was a good citizen, a splendid neigbor and an industrious man. He was a devoted husband, an indulgent father and grandfather.
Mr. Vicars enlisted in the Federal Army in the civil war at the age of 21 years. He belonged to Company C, 39th Kentucky Regiment and served under Lieuteant James W. Alison.
Thus, another soldier has crossed over the River and is now resting under the shade of the trees.
Funeral services were conducted at Grassy Creek by Rev. H. K. McConnell and he was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Active pall bearers: Emory Burton, Harvey Stevens, A. R. Grigsby, J. E. Ryans, Bobby Salyer, Henson Salyer and W. W. Gibson.
Honorary pall bearers: J. N. Osborn, E. S. Salyer, S. H. Salyer, S. N. Gibson, W. H. Elam, Bobby Dingus, Logan Dingus, Leonard Hartsock and W. H. M. Salyer.