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Joan (Dove) Vick

July 16, 1936 — March 7, 2020

Clifton, Texas

Joan Vick age 83, of Clifton and formerly of Meridian, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in a Clifton nursing facility.

Funeral services are going to be held at 2 P.M., Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian, Texas. Pastor T.J. Joyner will officiate. Burial will be held in the Meridian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M., Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Joshua Moser, Taggard Nystel, Ben Nystel, Darrin Troxell, Richard Norton, Bart Hardie, Tim Vick and Jeremy Bogart.

Joan Dove was born July 16, 1936 in Hamilton, Texas to Carl Sheppard and Kathryn Margarette Beach Dove. She grew up in the Hamilton area and also Nome. Her and Tommy only met 3 times before they were united in marriage on March 6, 1955. They waited 9 years before starting a family. While working as a Surgical Nurse she was able to purchase Tommy's first lathe for his machine shop. When they were not running the machine shop you would find them both working on the family farm. Joan was not afraid of work. She would help fix the fences, herd cattle or goats, or fix breakfast for the crew. Joan was a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. She loved sharing her love of God with the younger generation. She worked at Goodall-Witcher Hospital for a number of years in the operating room before her retirement. During Tommy's illness she was right beside him every step of the way tending to his every need. She will truly be missed.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, Donna Lou Vick, and husband, Art, Julie Dawn Vick Hardie and husband, Bart, Timothy David Vick and wife, Melody, and Shelly Diane Vick Nystel and husband, Ben; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, Carl Sheppard and Kathryn Margarette Beach Dove; brother, Carl Dove; and husband, Thomas Ray "Tommy" Vick.

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Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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