Alton Wicker PDF Print E-mail

Alton Wicker, 87, of Newberry, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at his residence.

Born on January 3, 1925, in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Forrest and Essie Long Wicker. He was a World War II Navy veteran who served 18 months in the Pacific on the USS Cabot. Mr. Wicker worked for Newberry Mills until it closed and later retired from American Fiber and Finishing. He was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church where he was a former member of the Church Council. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Mr. Wicker is survived by his wife, Hazel Kinard Wicker; a son, Barry Alton (Diane) Wicker of Newberry; a sister, Christine Fulmer of Newberry; grandchildren, Michael Shane (Monica) Wicker and Mary Ann (Alan) Miner and great-grandchildren, Barry Shane Wicker and Mary Michell Miner. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Roton Wicker, an infant son, a sister, Erin Bryan and brothers, Claude Wicker and Ray Wicker.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2012, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Floyd Sides. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 3074 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Hospice Care of Tri County, 13795 C.R. Koon Highway, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#8 Gary Kinard 2012-01-28 08:10
Dear Hazel and Family:

The last several years had been challenging for you and it is a comfort to know that Alton is now at peace and whole again. I always looked forward to my conversations with him. May God give you comfort and strength as we mourn his passing.
#7 Gena Hendrix Roton 2012-01-27 16:09
Mr. Barry, Ms. Diane, Maryann, and Shane:
We're so sorry for your loss. May your precious and happy memories of Mr. Alton comfort you during this difficult time.

Gena and Scott Roton
#6 Lisa Koon 2012-01-26 21:31
MaryAnn & Family,
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. May the Lord bless you and give you peace. Lisa
#5 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-01-26 14:37
Our family extends our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Wicker. We appreciate his service to our country through the US Navy. May God bless you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#4 Cathy Roger Bagwell 2012-01-26 05:55
Hazel, Barry and Diane and family,
We were so very sorry to hear about your loss. I know that Alton is in a better place and isn't suffering anymore, but I know you will miss him terribly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry I could not come to the funeral or funeral home but I had surgery to repair a broken elbow Friday, and I haven't gotten out yet. I am here for you if you need anything. You will be in our hearts.

Cathy and Roger
#3 Marty Fulmer 2012-01-25 09:32
My Dear Aunt Hazel, Leigh Ann and I pray that the Good Lord surrounds you with His love, strength, and peace. You remain in your continued thoughts and prayers.
Love, Marty, Leigh Ann and Trinity
#2 reva moates 2012-01-24 21:12
Barry and Ms. Hazel I am sorry to hear that Mr. Alton passed. you all can feel in your selves that you took very good care of Mr. Alton. rest in the strength of the Lord and He will carry you through this trying time in your life love Reva
#1 Suzie Fulmer 2012-01-24 16:36
Our Dear Hazel, May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength and peace. We all have so many great memories of Alton and will especially remember the great stories he told. We Love You, Todd, Suzie, Derek, Elena, Matthew and Brooklynn