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J. B. Vick Sr.

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FAISON — John “J.B.” Braxton Vick Sr., 91, formerly of Stantonsburg, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Wilmington.

His first wife, Mary Frances Vick, died in 1994.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in Stantonsburg Cemetery.

J.B. was vice president of maintenance for S.T. Wooten Construction Co. for 45 years. He loved boating, fishing, working with plants and “fixing things.” When the U.S. Air Force was established in 1947, he was among the first Army personnel to be moved to the new branch and he served a three-year tour of duty.

He is survived by his current wife, Peggy Wellington Rogers Vick; son, J. Braxton Vick, Jr. (Wanda) of Lexington, South Carolina; daughter, Jan Vick Betts (Keith) of Wilmington; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Grace Peoples of Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, or to Stantonsburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Stantonsburg, NC 27883.

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N., Wilson; www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.