Marion Wicker

Marion E. Wicker, 91, of Newberry, widower of Naomi Crapps Wicker, died October 8, 2011 at White Oak Manor.

Born on June 12, 1920, in Pomaria, he was a son of the late Ernest Oliver and Mary Viola Graham Wicker. He was a graduate of Bush River High School and was a World War II Army veteran. While serving in North Africa in 1943, he was captured and became a Prisoner of War. He was held prisoner in Italy, Munich, Germany, and in Poland. He was released in April 1945. He was retired from Greenwood Mills and was a member of Little River-Dominick Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder. He was an active member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War.

Mr. Wicker is survived by a son, Edwin E. Wicker and his wife Tina of Newberry; a daughter, Karen Wicker Solomon and her husband Ferris of Ponte Vedra, FL; sisters, Rebecca Gardner of Newberry, Elizabeth Ruff of Irmo, and Sunie Mills of Newberry; a brother, James Wicker of Newberry; grandchildren, Amy Caldwell, Edwin Wicker, Kerri Clark, Colleen Newell, and Ferris Solomon, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Haden and Riley Caldwell, Wilder Newell, and McKenna Solomon. He was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Herman, and Richard Wicker and by a sister, Mabel Gomes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday, October 10, 2011 in the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lawrence Peebles and the Rev. Dr. Mitchell VanMetre. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:30 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Little River-Dominick Presbyterian Church, 8692 SC Highway 56, Kinards, SC 29355.

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#16 Dianne Morris 2011-10-17 11:13
Edwin, Tina and Family, Our deepest and sincere sympathy to you all. God is a great God and he is lovng and caring so call on him in your times of need. He will hear and answer your prayers. In Christian Love, Dianne and James Earl Morris
#15 Linda Buice 2011-10-11 14:51
to "Uncle" Marion's children and siblings.
Please know how much Uncle Marion was loved by all of us at his church. I am happy that he is now at peace with his beloved Naomi, but he will truly be missed.
#14 donna shealy 2011-10-11 13:41
Edwin and family,
Just want you to know that you're in our prayers during this difficult time.
Tim and Donna Shealy
#13 Ginny Crowder 2011-10-11 10:52
I am sorry to hear about Mr. Marion's passing. I know he had been a great deal of pain with his back for quite some time. He was a dear sweet man, and I will miss seeing and talking with him at Little River. My condolences to Karen, Edwin, Mrs. Becky, and the rest of the family.
#12 Casey Ruff 2011-10-10 19:35
Edwin, Tina, and family,
I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Wicker's passing. He was such a sweet man, and a pleasure to take care of. Prayers for comfort during this difficulty time.
#11 Craig and Robyn Newton 2011-10-10 10:52
To the entire Wicker family, Robyn and I extend our sincere sympathy to you. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time and we pray the Lord will bless you with strength and guidance in the coming days.

Robyn and Craig Newton
#10 Bette Brannon 2011-10-10 09:18
Edwin, Tina and Family, May his memories bring you comfort and peace knowing that he is with his Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#9 Don & Vickie Wheeler 2011-10-09 23:35
The passing of Mr. Wicker is truly a very great loss.My wife and I bought the house across the street,6 yrs ago and he was such a great neighbor.He watched our house while we came back to Calif.H went to school with my wife's Aunt Kat Riley of Newberry and knew her first husband J.H. Bishop.Our hearts go out to his family,and may GOD Bless him.
Don & Vickie Wheeler
#8 Dale & Sharon Cromer 2011-10-09 21:02
Edwin, Tina and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Wickers passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow, and in the days to come. May God's presence give you strength during this difficult time.

Dale & Sharon Cromer
#7 Marie & Jerel Harmon 2011-10-09 16:51
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the death of Mr. Marion. We were deeply saddened to learn of his death. I thoroughly enjoyed serving him for years while I was the Newberry County VA Officer. He was one of my favorite WW II veterans and the experiences he shared with me will forever remain in my heart. I had seen & talked with him recently about my hip replacement and that he needed another one. He was precious and will be dearly missed.
#6 Peggy Bogart, 2011-10-09 13:08
Karen, Edwin & Family; We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Marion's passing. He was always the sweetest man. We both have foud memories of him and Mrs. Naomi as we were growing up on Kate St. He was such a good friend to our mother, Maedell Shealy, especially when she was dying in the hospital 2 yrs ago. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers...Peggy Bogart, Judy & Thomas Shaver
#5 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-10-09 10:03
Our family extends to you our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Wicker. We appreciate his service and sacrifices made for our Country and his long productive life after suffering hardship. May the Lord bless. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia.
#4 Mr, Mrs Gary Yochem 2011-10-08 23:50
We were sorry to hear of Mr.Marion's passing. He always love to talk to everyone after church. And find out what was going on with everyone and to make sure they was alright. We will miss him dearly. But he is happy now that he is with Mrs.Naomi and most of all JESUS.
#3 Alice J. Moore 2011-10-08 18:57
Edwin, Tina & Family; Sorry to hear of Mr. Wicker's passing. It's sometimes hard to understand why certain things must be - And so these words reach out to you with heartfelt sympathy. May you find consolation in the thoughts that others care; And hope to give you comfort with the feelings that they share. Alice Moore, Debbie & George St.Mark
#2 Marsha Huggins 2011-10-08 17:01
Edwin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#1 dean cotney 2011-10-08 09:42
Edwin and family, I am sorry to hear of Mr. Marion's passing.He was a very sweet and kind man.I will miss seeing him in his swing and garden. May God bless you .
Dean Cotney

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