In Memory

Ralph Vicars - Class Of 1965

Notification by Herman Belcher.

Complications from Diabetes.

Ralph was pastor of the Burdine Feeewill Baptist church for several years.  He was also vice president  for the Whitaker Bank

Rites held for Ralph Vicars

The Rev. Ralph Edward Vicars, 63, died March 29 at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va.

A son of Marie Vicars of Burdine and the late Leonard ‘Soupy’ Vicars, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former employee of the Bank of Whitesburg.

He was the pastor of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church.


Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Belinda Vicars; two sons, Ronald Vicars and wife Sonya of Wise, Va., and Anthony Vicars and wife Lindsay of Richmond; two brothers, Rodney Vicars of Charleston, S.C., and Richard Vicars and wife Darlene of Burdine; fatherin law and mother-in-law, Eddie and Della Sturgill of Wise, Va.; sister-in-law, Teresa Sturgill of Wise, Va.; five grandchildren, Nathan Vicars, Abby Vicars, Cale Vicars, Jude Vicars and Benjamin Vicars; and nephew, Jeremy Vicars.

Funeral services were held April 1 at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Wise Cemetery at Wise, Va.