Richard Samuel McVicker

June 10, 1973December 24, 2012

Richard “Rick” Samuel McVicker, 39, died Monday, December 24th at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Rick was born June 10th, 1973, in Napoleon, OH, and grew up in Charlotte and Concord, NC. Rick attended North Carolina State University and received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Professional Woodcraft from Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC. Rick worked as a master craftsman in cabinetry and furniture. Rick was also a gifted musician and vocalist. He was a founding member of several bands, including the Funguys and the Majic Markers. In later years, he played with Jem Crossland and the Hypertonics.

Rick is survived by his wife, Gabrielle Kirsten Childers McVicker; his mother, Pamela Garner McVicker of Concord; his sisters, Sandra McVicker Parrott of Charlotte and Deborah McVicker Robie of Clayton; his niece, Shelby Redelin Parrott; and his nephew, Jacob Thomas Parrott. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Wilson McVicker, Jr. Rick was a lover and rescuer of greyhounds, and leaves behind loving pets, Jacey, Biscuit and Jack Benny.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 28th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th at All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Rd., Concord, NC 28025.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greyhound Friends of NC ( 2908 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Gabrielle McVicker

January 24, 2013

Missing you, boo-bear........

Jeff Gillon

January 6, 2013

I want to offer my deepest and most sincere condolences to Rick's family. I knew Rick and his family when they lived on Ludwig Drive in Charlotte. The passage of time is swift and sure; the departure from this world is not the end, yet the continuation of the journey of the soul. Those who remain can take solace in the memories that shall never parish from the heart and mind.
In the days that have past, and those to come, pleae know that my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you during this most challenging time.



January 4, 2013

I was so heartbroken to hear of Cousin Rick's early departure from this world. He was definitely a family member I would have liked to know better (many of us McVickers are so darn creative, and Rick with his Woodworking and Music, is a testament to that). My heart is heavy for Pam and Gabrielle and the sisters. Perhaps there's a bit of comfort in knowing that Rick and his Dad are together.

January 3, 2013

so sorry about rick, he used to come by and was friends with tim my son, he was a kind young man, I am pryaing for all the family tims mother Dianne

tommy clemons

January 3, 2013

so very sorry

Leah Maloney

December 31, 2012

Rick was a very good friend of mine for many years, and then I was lucky enough to have him as my brother in- law. He was one of the funniest, most talented guys I have ever known. He will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to the McVicker family, and to all the rest of us who loved him. He was a bright star whose light faded far soon.

December 30, 2012

Gabrielle McVicker

December 30, 2012

You are the love of my life.......I miss you desperately.

Pamela McKee

December 30, 2012

As Rick's mother in law, I can attest to his wonderful personality and talent. Gabrielle will always love and cherish her memories of their times together.

Stephaine Bessette

December 29, 2012

I was very saddened to hear of the loss of Rick.I'll always have fond memories of the good times, like the Majik Markers playing my reception or road trips to a show.We'll miss you Rick!