Donald Richard Wicker, 73, of Prosperity, widower of Marjorie Bedenbaugh Wicker, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at The Heritage at Lowman.

Born on October 31, 1941, in Little Mountain, he was a son of the late Grady B. and Marjorie Shealy Wicker. He was a graduate of Newberry College, retired from the S.C. Department of Transportation and was a retired veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Wicker was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the Lutheran Men, and served on numerous committees over the years. Mr. Wicker was a member of the Little Mountain Fire Department for over 30 years and served as chief. He was a chaplain's assistant at the Heritage at Lowman, a member and former president of the Little Mountain Ruritan Club, a former chairman of the Newberry County Transportation Commission and a former member of the Board of Rural Fire Control.

Mr. Wicker is survived by a son, Richard A. (Karen) Wicker of Prosperity; a daughter, Suzanne W. (Oscar) Long of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Jared and Sarah Wicker and Taylor and Alyssa Long; a brother, Robert S. (Brenda) Wicker of Little Mountain; sisters-in-law, Gayle Wicker, Beverly (Johnny) Merck and Marilyn Dowd. He was predeceased by a daughter, Melanie Wicker and a brother, Wendell Wicker.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brett Collins and Rev. James W. Wicker, Jr. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Trinity Life Center following the service. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hospice, 102 Fortress Drive, Chapin, SC 29036, the Little Mountain Fire Department, PO Box 8, Little Mountain, SC 29075 or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, PO Box 186, Little Mountain, SC 29075.

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#24 Tara 2015-04-13 11:26
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I hope you find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection & in the many wonderful memories you made & shared together. John 5:28,29. You have my condolences.
#23 Kerry Eptiing 2015-04-11 13:38
We were very sad to hear of Donald's passing. We know he was a devoted father and husband to cousin Marjorie and his children. We ask God's peace to the family in this time of sorrow for the loss of Donald and Marjorie.
Cynthia and Kerry Epting
#22 Wayne & Dolly Blount 2015-04-09 23:22
We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Donald's passing. You all have our sympathy. May God be with you during this time and always.
From the Blount family and the Consolidated Fire Department family also.
#21 Marty Livingston fam 2015-04-09 15:02
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. May your memories be a comfort to you until you meet again in our Heavenly Father's Kingdom. Marty, Karen, Emily, Carmen and Stuart.
#20 Wayne&Dolly Blount 2015-04-08 13:22
We are so very sorry for your loss. You all have our sympathy. May God be with you during this time and always. From the Blount family and all members of the Consolidated Fire Department
#19 Becky & Wayne Chapma 2015-04-08 10:28
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember the good times we had with Donald & Margie. Trips to the retreat center, Christmas parties at church. Bus rides to see Christmas lights and so many more. We rejoice that Donald is at peace and that he and Margie are together forever.
#18 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-04-08 09:00
From our family to yours our deepest sympathy,

Gaynell, Patricia, Ronnie & Susie Amick
and
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#17 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-04-08 09:00
Richie, Karen, Suzanne and family, so sorry to hear about Mr. Donald's passing. Not only did I grow up knowing him, seeing him at Lindler Field softball games, but I also worked with him at DOT. We always had a good time catching up on mutual friends when we saw one another. Richie being in school with you he always kept me updated on you and your family too. My heart breaks for you all and your loss, but knowing he is in a better place eases it somewhat. You will be reunited in your Father's house one day.

Lisa Amick Mowbray
#16 Marcus & Rhonda Long 2015-04-08 07:53
We offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends during this time and pray God's blessings of peace and comfort to each of you.
Kind regards,
Marcus and Rhonda
#15 Dianne Graham 2015-04-07 17:45
Richie,Karen,Ja red and Sarah,
I am so sorry for your loss. You all have my deepest sympathy. Love and Prayers
Aunt Dianne
#14 Shelley Remion 2015-04-07 17:37
Richie,Karen & Suzanne,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful person and I know all of you will miss him dearly. May our loving God wrap his arms around all of you during this sad time and give you peace.
With all our love,
Todd, Shelley, Caleb & Collins Remion
#13 Marty Woods 2015-04-07 08:45
Karen,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
Peace
Marty
#12 The Graham Family 2015-04-07 08:38
We are so sorry to hear of your family's loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Glenn and Cathy Graham
Gary and Samantha Graham and Nolan
#11 Donna Jacobs 2015-04-07 08:10
Beverly, Marilyn, all all families: We are so sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed, but now he is with his precious Margie again. May you feel God's arms around you during the days ahead. In Christuan love, Donna and. Eugene Jacobs
#10 nancy stoudemire 2015-04-07 07:53
So sorry to hear of Mr. Donald's death. He was such a good man and my family thought so much of him. The Stoudemire and Alewine family
#9 Faust Family 2015-04-07 07:12
Dear Family, we are sadden to learn of your loss. May your many memories bring you peace today and in the many days to come. May the words of Jesus Christ found at John 5:28,29 bring you comfort. These words of Jesus give us the real hope of a resurrection to everlasting life. Our condolence to all of you.
#8 Debbie & Don Dennis 2015-04-06 23:41
Richie,Karen & family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#7 Carol Farr Sanders 2015-04-06 22:01
My love and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Donald was a special man who always had a kind word to say. I am sure he and Margie are rejoicing in heaven and looking forward to the day when you can all be together again. May God give you peace and comfort and hold you close as you go through this time. I love you all, Carol
#6 Karen Winn 2015-04-06 21:41
Richie, Suzanne, Mr. Robert and families,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Donald. He was a wonderful caring man. He did so much for the Little Mountain community as well as Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He will greatly be missed. He is at peace now and with his Father in Heaven as well as with his sweet sweet Ms. Margie. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.
All our Love,
Rodger and Karen Winn
#5 Kay Richardson 2015-04-06 20:40
We are so sorry to hear about Donald but now know he is happy and is peaceful with his Lord and Saviour and his sweet Margie. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kay & Wayne Richardson
#4 Sue Gamble 2015-04-06 20:31
Richie/Suzanne, Lawrence & I are deeply sorry to hear about your Dad. I enjoyed working for Don at SCDOT for many years. He and your Mom were deeply loved by many and will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sue
#3 Lisa Richardson 2015-04-06 14:20
Richard, Karen, Jared amd Sarah,
You all have my sincere sympathy for your family's loss. May God give you His love and support at this time. I am thinking of you all. Lisa Richardson
#2 Lynn Wessinger 2015-04-06 11:37
We are so sorry to hear about Donald. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all as you remember all the special memories. You know he is truly at peace now. Lynn and Larry
#1 Brice & Alice Boozer 2015-04-06 11:22
Beverly and Melaney, We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy for the lost of your Dad. I know it has been hard for you losing both your Mom and now your Dad within 6 months. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories keep you close and may you find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. God has promised us eternal life. What a wonderful blessing that is.

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