John Mitchell Vick III was born October 21, 1953, at Fort Worth, Texas, to John Mitchell Vick, Jr., and Dorothy Lee Mitchell. He died Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 62 years. John was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was married March 19, 1984, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Patricia Collings. He spent most of his working life as a yardmaster with Burlington Northern Railroad. John enjoyed a variety of pastimes such as going to the lake and fishing. He loved to go out and shoot guns and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an all-around handyman, especially when it came to breaking down and repairing engines. John was constantly striving to learn new things and was particularly interested in studying history.
Most important in his life was his family, which includes:
His wife; Pat, of the home
Son; Max Shuck and wife Heather, of Owasso
Daughter; Jennifer McCartt and husband Jason, of Augusta, Georgia
Three granddaughters; Lorelai, Riley, and Madison
Sister and brother-in-law; Cathy and John Franklin, of Owasso
And his canine companions; Summer, Angel, Clint, Sadie, Lilly, and Antigone
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Pastor Leonard Pirtle and Mike Blaylock officiating. Private family disposition will be held at a later date. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
— Mike O’Brien, Friday – January 8, 2016
I knew John from work, and he was one of the most well liked and polite people that I had ever been around. He will truly be missed, and my prayers go out to all of his family and friends.
— Mike Crane, Saturday – January 9, 2016
One straight shooting guy
— Mookie Blaylock, Saturday – January 9, 2016
John was a great guy I worked with John in Tulsa and in Ft. Worth, he will be missed.
— Lynn Kilgore, Sunday – January 10, 2016
I worked with John as a clerk and a yardmaster for many years. However it was only about 10 years ago, I found out we shared a birthdate. From then on we were “twinkies” John was always polite and professional in his attitude. He will be missed.
— Leah Blaylock, Sunday – January 10, 2016
I knew John for many many years. He was always friendly and easy to talk with and easy to work with. We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you family.
— George and Martha Metevelis, Sunday – January 10, 2016
Pat, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Amber
— Amber Raymon, Monday – January 11, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with John as a clerk from the time he first started. John was one of those people that nobody could dislike. I always enjoyed working with him.
— Vera Heuszel, Monday – January 11, 2016
Great guy, good to work with, condolences to John’s family.
— Vernon Avard, Monday – January 11, 2016
Sending our condolences to the family. We hope and pray God will give you strength to carry you through.
— Jerry & Susan Brashears, Tuesday – January 12, 2016
Sad to hear of John’s passing and sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with/for John because he always exhibited such an easy going, friendly demeanor never changing no matter how things might flutter up.
— Greg Shand, Tuesday – January 12, 2016
My deepest sympathy to John’s family. Worked with John 30+ years, one of the kindest people I have ever known. He loved his family, did his job well, and treated his fellow workers with the greatest respect. May God Bless the Vick family.
— Carol Broome, Wednesday – January 13, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Wednesday – January 13, 2016