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Terry Lee Vickers, Age: 54
Jul 12, 1965 - Apr 29, 2020

Terry Lee Vickers, 54, of Kansas City, Missouri, died April 29, 2020 at his home. Terry was born July 12, 1965 in Independence, Missouri to Leroy Vickers and Beverly (Vickers) Conoley.

He attended Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri. He continued his education and football career at Missouri Western State University, graduating in 1988 with a B.S. in Secondary Education, emphasis in History and Physical Education. He received his Master of Science in Education and Educational Leadership in 2003 from Northwest Missouri State University.

Family and football were the loves of his life. He taught and coached football/basketball/track for 30 years in Maysville, Smithville, Lee’s Summit, and North Kansas City High Schools. He finished his coaching career at Benedictine College. His family, students, football players, and fellow coaches meant the world to him.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sonya; daughters, Haley Ragan (husband, Jake), Mallory, and Josey; mother, Beverly Conoley;  sister, Brenda McKinley; brother, David (wife, Karen); and many nieces and nephews, all of whom were very special to him. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Vickers; sister, Susan Vickers; and brother, Mike Vickers. His Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  


Scott and Beth Nelson May 01 ,2020

Our boys played football for Coach at Smithville ,Smithville ,Missouri

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our boys enjoyed playing for coach and we enjoyed hosting team gatherings at our home. May God bless you all and take comfort in knowing he touched so many lives in a positive way.

doug eden May 04 ,2020

hs classmate / teammate ,chatham ,Illinois

Thoughts & prayers to Sonya, their daughters, his Mother, siblings and all who are grieving. Our lives' paths diverged decades ago but the news of his passing brings me great sorrow. From: Just another helmet with tape on it.

Jim Giokaris May 05 ,2020

football coach ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. I coached Terry at Ft. Osage and also coached with him at Lee's Summit. He was the consummate competitor. Prayers to his family

Don & Tami Bachman May 13 ,2020

Friend, former Co-worker ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Terry's love for his wife, daughters, athletes, and students will be sadly missed! I met Terry at Sunday School at the United Methodist Church, where Jack & Jane DeWeese were our Sunday School teachers, about 22 years ago. We were in the midst of raising our babies and both having careers in education, we always had a lot to talk about. He was such a sincere man, and extraordinarily devoted to his family! He was a big man, but his love and devotion to his wife and daughters, was that of a big ole teddy bear. I'll miss you this year on July 12, since we shared the same birthday, but I'll look up this year and tell you Happy Birthday knowing that you are in complete peace and comfort.

Sam Hessenflow May 21 ,2020

former tonka student ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Coach Vickers. Such a kind and compassionate man who truly cared about the health and well being of his students. Coach Vickers was one of my favorite teachers and is the reason that I am still weight lifting to this day. He always encouraged me and pushed me to be better than I was the day before. Sending so much love to the Vickers family and wishing them peace in this tough time.