Bridge City
N.J. “Vick” Vicknair Jr. 71, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.  Officiating will be his brother, Deacon Tommy Vicknair. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. with a Christian Vigil at 6 p.m.

Vick was born in Port Arthur on Jan. 31, 1938, the son of Jeannette and Nemour Joseph Vicknair Sr. He was an electrician working for Hubbard Electric Co. in Bridge City for 27 years.  Later, he began working for Newtron Chemical in Port Arthur, retiring as an electrician supervisor. Vick was a member of I.B.E.W.  He was, until his health prevented, an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. He served three terms on the Bridge City City Council and had been a member of the Bridge City Planning and Zoning Commission.

Of all his civic and religious service, he will best be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Vick was preceded in death by his parents, Jeannette and Nemour Vicknair Sr.; and his sister, Betty Theriot.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Vicknair of Bridge City; daughter, Nikki Vicknair; daughter and son-in-law, Krista and Gary Spring, all of Austin; grandchildren, Rachele Vicknair, Renea Vicknair, Garrison Spring, Grant Spring, Graylan Spring; and great-granddaughter, Ava Vicknair. Also surviving is his sister, Janet Vicknair Conkle of Groves; brothers, Tommy Vicknair of Houston and Larry Vicknair of Groves.