September 28, 1968 ~ October 14, 2009
Clyde A. Vick, 41 of Fletcher, went home to be with Jesus Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at the Charles George VA Medical Center.
Clyde was a former resident of Mecklenburg County and a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. He was a US Coast Guard veteran, attended Biltmore Baptist Church and was associated with Pit Row Car Wash.
Clyde was the son of the late Thomas Clayton Vick and of Marjorie Askew Vick of Fletcher. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Clay Vick and his wife, Terri, of Arden; three aunts, an uncle, cousins and a niece and nephew.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at Biltmore Baptist Church (Terrace Hall) conducted by the Reverend Sam McLamb. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
We had a lot of fun growing up together.
My family & I offer our condolences as well as our thoughts & prayers for the entire Vick family. Words cannot express the loss you feel during a time like this. I knew Clyde for only a short time during the course of my life, but can honestly say that Clyde was always very good to me. I will always remember the times we had & his distinct laugh that could always brighten your mood!! Condolences to the Vick family and friends.
My sincere condolences to the Vick family. Clyde & I were classmates since the eighth grade. I have fond memories of your loved one. May he rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have a lot of great memories of Clyde from high school. With condolences and sympathy.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Vick Family. My deepest regrets for what you are going through. Clyde was a good man, with a good heart. I’ll never forget all the nice things he did for me and my family. Along with all the laughs we shared. Rest in Peace Clyde.
I will always remember clyde as my partner in crime in band class. he gave me many happy days, may he rest in peace,
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Vick family!!May peace be upon you!!Reggie Class of 85
My condolences and sympathies go out to the Vick family during this difficult time. I have been a friend of Clay and Terri’s for 17 years and as recently as 5 years ago, I came to know Clyde as well. He was a man with integrity and a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
Our family is saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. Many of my greatest memories are of hanging out with him, John Golding & Craig ‘Otis’ Kempson from childhood to each other’s weddings. I wish I would have stayed in touch. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for your family.
Terri, Clay and the Vick family…my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Flo emailed me and told me. May God’s love keep you strong. Rest in peace Clyde.
Mrs. Vick,and Clay I am so sorry to hear of Clydes passing.I have very strong and fond memories of he and I being part of each others families.I wish we had stayed in touch. my thoughts prayers and love are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time and always. I miss Clyde already. He always made me laugh and he was a good friend. Peace be with all of you….especially Clyde.
Marjorie and Clay,
I read of Clyde’s death in the paper. I have not seen or been in touch with either of you for years, and I don’t know what Clyde story is. But I remember you all fondly from our youth days, and I just want to say that I am so sorry for your loss and hold you all in my prayers. If I can be of any help to you, please be in touch. I am now the minister at First Congregational UCC downtown, and you can reach me there.
Please know you are in my thoughts and that I care.
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I haven’t seen or talked to Clyde in ages, but I have many fond memories of him. If I can do anything for you and Clay, please let me know.
All my best,
How wonderful and how much fun Clyde was. He and I shared a lot of laughs, and I learned today that he continued to be a positive and cheerful influence to everyone he met. God we laughed! and had fun! I am sad that he is gone.
May the joy of his memory help you in his passing. God bless Clyde Vick!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Vick family
Dear Margie & family,
What a sad time for you. There is no way to understand such a loss.
We haven’t been in touch for so long, but I fondly remember our days at Abernethy. Clyde was such a great kid and a joy to be around.
My sincerest sympathy to you. Only those of us who have walked the path you are now walking can truly
know just how devastating your loss
is. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May wonderful memories bring you peace in the days to come.
The Vick family has a huge place in my heart, even though we’ve been out of touch for years. Clay, Clyde, and dear Marjorie were my best friends for most of my childhood years in west Asheville. I remember Clyde’s huge, warm smile and many adventurous sleepovers at the Vick’s! They were there for the Caseys in so many ways back then. True friends. I look forward to seeing Clyde in Glory with our Savior. Margie, Clay, and Terri, Know we love you and are praying for you.Love, Alan and Helen
I am truly saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. I have thought of him often over the past several years. He held a very special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
The one think I will always remember first, and most, about Clyde will be his smile and the contagious effect it had. I will miss him and his vibrant personality greatly. It is a great loss for all friends and family to lose a loved one so very early. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Vick family.
Jim and I were deeply saddened today as we learned of Clydes passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. May Clyde rest in peace.
Sandy & Jim DeVold
My deepest sympathies to the Vick family on your loss. Clyde was one of the kindest people I have ever known. He was thoughtful and humble. The Lord Jesus shined through his eyes and resided firmly in his heart. He will be missed on this earth, but we know that we will see him again in Heaven. May God comfort you during this time of loss and grief and may you find rest and peace in the arms of the Savior.
My deepest condolences to your family. I knew Clyde in High School although not very well but none the less a very sad thing to hear of . I my self have just been through the loss of my mother of a 10 year battle with cancer. Things are so very different now but I want you to know of my thoughts and prayers. He will be certainly recognized at our 25 year reunion within the next year along with others we have lost. Please take care and the knowledge of love.
I am so sad to hear of Clyde’s passing. I thought of him often and had hoped to run in to him again someday. Clyde was a wonderful man to have called my brother-in-law. I was blessed to have known him. I send my thoughts and prayers to your family.
Margie, Clay and family,
So saddened to hear of Clay’s passing, our prayers and thoughts are with you all. I have so many great memories of us growing up, and still always think of Clyde every year on his birthday. May God bless you and the may the memories you shared comfort you. Karen
Clyde Vick was the sweetest, gentlest, most generous and sensitive person I’ve known. He didn’t have an unkind bone in his body. I will always love him and will treasure all of the good years we had together. May he now have all the peace and happiness he so deserved to have in life. “You the most”, Clyde.
I don`’t suppose anyone looks at this anymore except me. I couldn’t write anything before. It will be one year this Thursday, October 14th since Clyde went home to be with the Lord. I still miss you so much my son, every minute of every day. I really did not think I could live through a year without you, but with God’s help I have. I’ve had no choice. Only God knows how much I love you and how proud I am of the man you became. You had the most forgiving heart of anyone I’ve ever known. You were the kindest person I ever knew. So senstive, that things hurt you some times more than you could bear. At the same time, you had so much courage. I know how much you suffered for years with your leg and back. I also know how much suffered the last year, but it was a rare thing that you complained. Your last words to me were ‘Mom, is there anything I can do for you?’ I didn’t know what you meant and I said ‘No honey, you’re fine’. I wish I had said ‘yes, you can live for me’ but I didn’t know that within minutes you would be in a coma to never wake up again this side of heaven. Your late phone call to me one night before you went home to Jesus to tell me that you ‘REALLY, REALLY LOVED ME’ still comforts me so much when I feel like I can’t bear another minute not seeing you or talking to you.
I’ll see you in the morning my son, and what a happy time that will be.
As I always signed, I love you much much. Mom
I just recently learned of Clyde’s passing. He and I grew up in West Asheville together and I always had the biggest crush on him. I hadn’t seen him in years but still think of him as that beautiful young boy with the bright white smile who was always sweet to me. I lost my mom two years ago. She still lived over in Malvern Hills and I haven’t been able to be in Asheville since then. It’s a different kind of loss but I find solace in knowing I will see her again someday. I feel sure you will see Clyde again as well, and I bet he will be waiting with that beautiful bright white smile when you get there.
With warmest regards,
Mrs. Vick and Clay,
You two do not know me and I personally did not know Clyde, but I feel like I knew Clay and Clyde through their dad, Tom.
Tom and I worked together at First American Bank. Although Tom was a private person, there was nothing private about how proud he was of his two sons, daughter in law, granddaughter and grandson. Tom also spoke fondly of his ex-wife, Marjorie. Family pictures were present in his office and everyone enjoyed ‘updates’ on Tom’s family. I have no doubt that Clay and Clyde took after both of their parents and that is what made them great individuals.
As a mother, I cannot fathom the pain and loneliness of losing a child. My heart goes out to Marjorie. It’s ashamed that you can work with someone for so many years and never hear of someone passing away. It was years before I learned of Tom’s death and now, I am just learning of Clyde’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am a better person for having the privilege of knowing Tom and him sharing stories about what he was most proud of, his two sons. I really felt that I knew Clyde and I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.
Marj, I found this while I was looking to see if I could find you. I am so sorry to hear of this. Of course, I would have had no way of knowing. If you would like, please send me an e-mail. Would love to talk to you. Again, please accept my sympathy.
I never thought we would run out of time Clyde. I think of you every day and miss you more and more as time passes. I would give anything to be able to go back in time and do things differently…anything. I wish I could hear you call me ‘punkin’ again and wish I could tell you that ‘i love you the most’. Because I always will. Please wait for me.
For some unknown reason, Clyde has been on my mind lately. I googled his name and came upon this obituary and saw that some people had been leaving messages so decided to leave one also. There aren’t many days that go by without my thinking about Clyde. Just more so lately. Don’t know why. He was a good friend to me and always made me smile or laugh. His laugh was contagious. He was always generous to a fault and forgiving to all. I hope he has found peace without pain. We will meet again someday, my friend.
For my precious son.
There are so many of you I would like to reply to, but they don’t show your email addresses. So I will tell you mine & you can send yours if you choose to firstname.lastname@example.org. Clyde’s mom.
I do not know if you remember me but I was stationed with Clyde in Hobucken. I was talking to my girlfriend tonight about all the fun we had there and decided to look him up. I was shocked. I am sorry for your loss and that I didn’t know sooner. I will always smile when I think of the mischief we got into together…I will miss him
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This past October 14th was 5 years since Clyde left us. I still miss him so very much , but what a blessing it is to know that he is now with his Lord. I long to see him again. The sooner the better. Life is very empty without him and his sweet love.
Son, you\’ve been living in Heaven 6 years this morning. I hope there was a celebration up there. I know you wouldn\’t want to be back here, but I will always miss you untilI I see your beautiful face again and get one of your big bear hugs. All my love, Mom
I will always miss you my precious son. See you in the morning God has chosen for me to join you. I pray it will be soon.