Willard Houston Vickers, 61, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, October 4, 2013, in Alexandria. He was born Monday, December 31, 1951 in Jena to the union of Charlie Ray and Amret Azzie Girlinghouse Vickers. Houston was a compressor mechanic in the oilfield industry. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6 in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Bobby Shilling officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery near Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Billy Vickers and Charles Raymond Vickers. Survivors include his son, Jermey Vickers and wife Amanda; his daughter, Katina Ruth Vickers Koehler; two brothers, Danny Vickers and Marvin Vickers; two sisters, Verlan Evans and Valyre Berry; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jermey Vickers, Maddison Vickers, Marvin Vickers, Jayson Evans, Brandon Vickers, J. R. Vickers, A. J. Vickers, and Jackie Berry.