Mrs. Vicki Alica (Clabough) Wilson, age 69, passed away on February 17, 2021, after a 13-year long battle with breast cancer. Vicki passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family as she drifted away to be with the Lord. She was a well-loved pillar in her communities of Maryville and Seymour. She was born August 6, 1951, in Maryville, Tennessee, to loving parents Robert “Hickey” and Elliot Clabough. Vicki held various occupations in her lifetime, including several in the retail industry; however, she took enormous pride in the work she provided in the Children's section of the Blount County Public Library. She was known for her abilities as a fantastic storyteller and cherished every moment she spent with her community's many children. She was an active member of her community and spent numerous hours volunteering at the Appalachian Bear Rescue and public libraries even after retirement. As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many. Vicki was born a lover of all animals. She was very much an advocate for animals through donations to the ASPCA and adopting and fostering many animals throughout the years. She was very passionate about donating to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. She was an avid nature lover and loved spending time in her garden and enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains' scenery. Vicki loved the arts and was a talented painter, seamstress, and writer. Vicki was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Mr. James "Jim" Wilson; her son, David (Meg) Swicegood; daughter, Jamie (Mike) McNutt; grandchildren, Victoria (Nathan) Barker, Brooke and Connor McNutt; great-grandchild, Aiden Barker; sisters, Sandra Pittman, Robin (Mike) Davis, and Melanie (Dean) Hutton and other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert “Hickey” and Elliot Clabough; and son Brent Wilson. In lieu of flowers, family, friends, and others whose lives Vicki touched are invited to donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in her honor. A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Michael McNutt officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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