Going into that same business was an easy decision for Vickery. He’s spent the past 35 years working for grocery stores.
On Sept. 23, he was named store director for Winn-Dixie in Jacksonville. He came to Jacksonville from Madison.
“I was looking for an opportunity to work for a large grocery store chain,” Vickery said. “I was fortunate to be able to go with Winn-Dixie.”
Vickery said he’s adjusting to his new position.
“Everything’s going real well,” he said. “Winn-Dixie has a very good training program, good advertising program and good marketing program. I love meeting our customers in Jacksonville. The whole experience has been very good.”
Vickery said his job is to insure 100 percent customer satisfaction and customer service and to procure the freshest and best products available for all of Winn-?Dixie’s departments. He said he’s looking forward to a long association with Winn-Dixie.
Vickery was born in Clarksville, Miss. He graduated from Westwood High School in Memphis and has a two-year business degree from Memphis State Technical Institute.
Vickery and his father aren’t the only ones in his family who chose to work in grocery business. His brother, Carl Jr., who is now retired, and sister, Jean Ray, also chose that career.
Vickery’s father, died in 1982. His mother, Ola Ruth, is now 94 and lives in Nesbit, Miss.
He and his wife, Jackie, a homemaker, have two daughters. Emily Christopher lives near Alexandria, Va., and Angela Hurtt lives in Laurel, Miss. They have five grandsons.
Vickery enjoys playing golf and keeping up with the New Orleans Saints.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to our Jacksonville store,” he said. “I’d love to meet them and serve them in any way I can.”
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