Irvin R. Vicknair, 84, of Peachtree City
Irvin "Irv" R. Vicknair, 84, a 38-year resident of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on August 28, 2014. "To make a long story short," he was born on August 3, 1930 in Norco, La. to Mr. and Mrs. Wilton D. Vicknair. He was the second born of three children, W.J. Vicknair and Sybil Vicknair Retif.
In December 1950, he married his beloved wife and sweetheart of 63 years, Eva Jane Goudeau of Baton Rouge before joining the Armed forces in 1951 and attending the Korean War. He returned to Baton Rouge in 1953 and began his 36-year career with Delta Airlines.
In 1955, the couple gave birth of their oldest son Bradley Charles Vicknair. In 1963 the couple moved to Atlanta where Irvin assumed a new position in Delta's Flight Control office. In 1967, Irvin and Eva welcomed their second son, Brent Douglas Vicknair, and eventually moved to Peachtree City in 1976.
Upon retirement in 1990 as Shift Manager of Flight Control, it was noted that Irv was particularly known for his "tell it as it is" personality, his Cajun hospitality, his love for the game of golf, and his dedication to both his family and to Delta Airlines. "Flight Control is IN control."
Irvin is survived by his loving wife Eva, son Bradley C. Vicknair and wife Mary Beth, of Chester, S.C. and son Brent D. Vicknair and partner Doug Hildebrecht of Atlanta Ga. Grandchildren include Justin Vicknair and wife Rachel of Newnan, Ga.; Holly Vicknair Murphy and husband David of Newnan, Ga.; Randi Delancey of Chester S.C., Brian Delancey of Stockbridge, Ga.; Kenny Delancey of Denver, Colo. Great Grandchildren include Gabriel and Evan Murphy and Landri Vicknair.
In honor of Irvin Vicknair, the family will host a storytelling and sharing event on Saturday, September 6 starting at 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone, Ga. Please RSVP to 770-298-4646 before Friday, September 5.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wesley Woods in Newnan, Ga.
Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory – 770-964-4800.