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.