Ralph Bachman Wicker, 80, of Newberry, died July 25, 2015 at his residence.

Born on February 17, 1935, in Pomaria, he was a son of the late John Bachman and Katie Pearl Graham Wicker. He was a commercial insulator and later retired from the Noland Company as a sales representative. He was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Adult B Sunday School Class, and the Joy Fellowship. He was a former P.I.C.'s adviser, and a former church councilman. Mr. Wicker was Chairman of Elections for the Newberry Electrical Cooperative and was a charter member with over 40 years of service of the St. Philip's Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed Gardening, fishing, hunting,and camping.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years Annie Estelle Gilliam Wicker;sons, Brett Albert (Susan) Wicker and Rocky Alan Wicker both of Newberry; a daughter, Wendy (Bob) Snelgrove of Newberry; sisters, Bennetta Kiker of Conyers, GA, Yvonne Sterneberg of Chapin, Mary (Nickie) Kinard of Newberry, Willene Stone of Whitmire, and Earline Comalander of Chapin; a brother, Claude (Margaret Dare) Wicker of Pomaria; grandchildren, Kristen Wicker and Kalya (Corey) Crist; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Peyton Sanders and Sophia Crist. He was predeceased by brothers, Hugh Wicker, Ray Wicker, and Harold “Mutt” Wicker; and a sister, Fay Waites.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry 29108 or to the St. Philip's Fire Department.

Active pall bearers will be Troy Comalander, Tracey Stone, Doug Wicker, Rodney Wicker, Macie Sterneberg, Jared Homesley, Billy Waites, and Randy Sterneberg.

Honorary pall bearers will be members of the Adult B. Sunday School Class, the Joy Fellowship, and the St. Philip's Fire Department c/o Todd Livingston,4048 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, 29108

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#26 Kathy Boland 2015-08-12 21:48
Sorry to hear of Mr. Wicker's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with His strength and comfort during this difficult time.

In deepest sympathy,

Kathy Boland, Ryan Wicker, Nicole, Scotty and Jayden Hooks
#25 Sandra Smith 2015-07-30 07:37
Ms. Estelle, Calvin and I were sorry to hear of Mr. Ralph's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you in the days to come.
#24 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-07-29 09:04
Our family sends our sincere sympathy to yours,

God Bless,

Gaynell & Patricia Amick
and
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#23 Mary Katherine Eargle 2015-07-28 21:38
Sorry for your Loss!
#22 Jackie Haltiwanger 2015-07-28 09:41
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Ralph's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#21 Dickey Thompson 2015-07-28 08:48
Rocky and family, I thought about you and him fishing during your time off from work. These and other memories will keep your Dad with you. Prayers are with you, Dickey
#20 Theresa Longshore 2015-07-27 21:10
Brett, Susan, Rocky, and family, Mike and I are so sorry for the loss of your father. We will keep you in our prayers!
#19 Pat Mccullough 2015-07-27 19:28
Estelle and family, I was so sorry to hear about Ralph , you all are in my prayers. God bless.
#18 Keith Kibler 2015-07-27 17:24
Brett, Susan & Rocky, we were sorry to hear about Mr. Ralph.
Heaven has gained another good man. Praying for strength for you & your family today & the days to come.
Keith & Roxanne Kibler
#17 Barbara Green Lehew 2015-07-27 12:50
Estelle & Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you during this hard time. Ralph was always good to me and my parents (Phyllis & Londa). They thought the world of him and I always enjoyed the short visits when I stopped by to pick up mail.
#16 Debbie Cromer 2015-07-27 09:58
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#15 Murriel Shealy 2015-07-27 09:14
With our deepest sympathy,though ts, and prayers for your loss. May your wonderful memories help each of you during this difficult time.
Clifford and Murriel Shealy
#14 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-07-27 08:17
Our family offers our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Ralph. He was a good man of family and faith. We appreciate his service to community through his Church and the fire department. God be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#13 Ginny 2015-07-27 07:27
Susan & Brett
my prayers are with you and the family. Love Ginny
#12 Mandy linger 2015-07-26 22:31
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and Ms.Estelle. Memories will live forever.
#11 Don & Debbie Dennis 2015-07-26 22:06
We were so sorry to hear about Mr Ralph . Our thoughts and prayers to all the family.
#10 Judy H. Shealy 2015-07-26 21:54
Estelle & Family-Pete and I are sorry to hear of Ralph's passing He will be missed by all. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Pete & Judy Shealy
#9 Wayne & Dolly Blount 2015-07-26 21:16
Estelle & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Ralph was a good man and friend to us. He will be greatly missed. If there is anything we can do please call us.
Wayne and Dolly
#8 Kelli Crowe 2015-07-26 12:52
Wendy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God comfort you in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Sincerely,
The Crowe Family (Matt, Kelli, Madison and Cooper)
#7 Tyler & Amber Kesler 2015-07-26 11:50
Aunt Estelle & Family
Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers!! Uncle Ralph was a great man, with a heart of gold, that loved everybody!! Remember in the days ahead we all now have yet another perfect guardian angel watching over us!!

Love always
The Kesler's
#6 Brenda Smith 2015-07-26 10:30
Estelle and family, I am so sorry for yourl loss. There are worst things than death. Now Ralph is whole again and without pain and suffering and with God Our Father. May God give you comfort and peace.
#5 Bruce Connelly 2015-07-26 09:20
I was so sorry to learn of Ralph's pasasing.We worked together some as salespeople and in the Guards together. Ralph touched a lot of people including me. We are all better for having known him. Thank you God for sharing this fine Gentleman with us .
#4 Rose&Chuck 2015-07-26 08:41
Brett, Susan and family we are so sorry to hear about your Dad.He is now well and in no pain. We pray God will be with you. Rose & Chuck
#3 Kathie & Guy Rister 2015-07-26 07:17
Brett and Susan,
Sorry to hear about Brett's dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. He was a good man and will be missed. God bless you and give you strength for the days ahead.
#2 Kim Derrick 2015-07-26 01:38
Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you. It seems over the past five years in particular, our "Wicker Clan" has lost way too many members (cousins, in-laws and extended family). Belonging to several different family branches for my 54 years of life, I have always been truly amazed by the enormous size of our Wicker Family and the closeness, love and support that has remained over the years, not only among brothers and sisters of one family but the connections between first cousins and on. I have a number of "third" cousins in this vast family that I consider fairly close. In this day and age that's rare and I think we should all be proud of the overall closeness of our massive clan. Ralph will be missed by many along with his immediate family. I will always remember his kindness and HUGE smile. May God bless and comfort you in the difficult days, weeks and months to come.
Sending love and prayers to you all.
Kim & Ashleigh Derrick
Jeremy, Breanne & Aubree Burns
#1 Dean Lominick 2015-07-25 20:30
We want to say how sorry we are for your loss. The people of St.Philips community have lost a great friend. He was always willing to help anyone in need. Ralph was always with our men's group when we cooked snd will surely be missed. We all share in your loss but will rejoice with you in celebrating his life. The Lord will comfort you during your mourning. Your family and friends will comfort you as well during this time of sorrow. He will be rejoicing in heaven with his Savior. God Bless!

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