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Drayton T. Wicker, 79, of Pomaria, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on June 1, 1937, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Drayton Jefferson and Mary Koon Wicker. He was retired after 55 years of service with the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Mr. Wicker was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Lower Newberry County Farmers Association. He served in the S.C. National Guard and was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Stone Wicker; daughters, Susan Wicker Terry of Pomaria and Nancy (Earl) Wicker Alford of Newberry; a sister, Caroline W. Shealy of Pomaria; a brother, Julius H. (Alice) Wicker of Pomaria; grandchildren, Johnathan Earl Terry, Kent Coleman Alford and Mary Helen Alford; a special friend, Tiffany Lynn Lusk and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2016, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Pomaria Rescue Squad, PO Box 192, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Jeff H. Wicker, Dan Graham, Philip Sligh, Thomas Livingston, Jackie Harris and Carl Fulmer.

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#27 Susan & Dean Kunkle 2016-09-30 20:01
We are so sorry. We only just heard about his passing. If there is anything we can do please let us know. We are very sorry for your loss.
 
 
#26 Judy Bailey 2016-09-30 19:16
Nancy and family, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judy Bailey
 
 
#25 Angela Chappell 2016-09-30 11:06
Nancy and family,

We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Drayton's passing. He was such a character. May your memories sustain you during this time. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Lee, Angie, & Katie
 
 
#24 Christy Baker 2016-09-30 10:57
Susan, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Just remember all the memories that you made with him and he will always be your angel watching over you and the entire family. I am praying for you and the entire family. Love always
 
 
#23 Anne & Richard Ringe 2016-09-30 10:46
Helen,
Our thoughts are with you and your family. May GOD give you his great comfort and peace.
 
 
#22 Haltiwanger 2016-09-30 09:06
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Drayton's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug, Jackie, Carrie & Clarissa Haltiwanger
 
 
#21 Harriett Rucker 2016-09-30 08:48
Nancy and Family, Thinking of you. May God's love and peace give you comfort during this sad time and in the days ahead. Harriett
 
 
#20 AUDREY FLEMING 2016-09-30 07:49
Sue Sue, I'm deeply sorry for loss of your father. My prayer and thoughts are with you and your family. May God continues to give you great comfort and peace. And I love you with all my heart.
 
 
#19 molliegraham 2016-09-29 15:39
Dear Helen,I am so sorry to hear about Brother My thought and prayers are with you @ your family.Take care.Love and Blessings are with you Mollie Graham
 
 
#18 Nikki Heddy 2016-09-29 13:19
Susan - I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad! I know how close you were with him and I enjoyed all the stories you shared with me over the years about him. Always reflect on the great memories you had and know he is watching over you always. May God give you and your family peace at such a difficult time. Love you my sweet friend!
 
 
#17 Peggy Marlowe 2016-09-29 12:15
Helen and Family, We are so sorry for your loss of Drayton. It's not going to be easy, but with the help of the Lord and good friends you will get through this. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. Love, Peggy & Johnny Marlowe
 
 
#16 Bonnie Brooks 2016-09-29 11:39
Susan, I am deeply sorry over the loss of your dear father. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
 
 
#15 Dot Dowd 2016-09-29 11:23
Sending thoughts and prayers....Dot Dowd and Family.
 
 
#14 Mary Jo L. Piester 2016-09-29 10:54
Mrs. Helen, Susan, Johnathan, Nancy, Earl, Kent, Mary Ellen, and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Dayton's passing. May the Lord give you all strength, courage, peace, and grace, today and the days ahead during this most difficult time.. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.. God Bless.. William & Mary Jo L. Piester, Billie L. Lominick, Jason Brooks, Zackery, Jayden, & Xander DeLoach
 
 
#13 Murriel shealy 2016-09-29 09:03
Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with each of you. May your cherished memories help sustain you during this difficult time.
Clifford and Murriel Shealy
 
 
#12 Devonna Summer 2016-09-29 08:46
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Drayton. Our prayers are with you all.
 
 
#11 Lynn Wessinger 2016-09-29 06:23
You are all in our prayers during this sad time. I know he will be greatly missed.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
 
 
#10 Susan Bowers Smith 2016-09-28 20:49
Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. May God comfort you and give you peace each and everyday.
Love, Susan & Virgil Smith & sons
 
 
#9 Dean Lominick 2016-09-28 17:12
So sorry to hear about Mr. Drayton. He was a great friend and neighbor. He loved his farm and his family as well as his church family. He was always sitting behind us at service and we will truly miss him. He is no longer suffering and has gone to do some farming in heaven. He will be looking down and keeping an eye on us. Nice to have someone looking out for us upstairs.
 
 
#8 Laura & Todd 2016-09-28 16:50
Aunt Helen, Susan, Nancy, Earl, Kent, and Mary Helen,

We are very sorry for the loss of Uncle Drayton. We pray for you all during this season. Lord, please touch them with Your unfailing love and kindness. Be their God who comforts them as they're going through their struggles, and bring them through the tough times ahead.

Love,
Todd and Laura
 
 
#7 Wyse Kathy Hill 2016-09-28 15:25
We are very sorry about Drayton. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#6 Sebrena Matthews 2016-09-28 13:31
Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Anthony & Sebrena (Lattimore) Matthews
 
 
#5 Kim Bowers 2016-09-28 13:22
Susan, John Earl and family,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We hope your memories will lighten the pain in your hearts.Prayers.
Kim, Paul, PJ and Katelyn Bowers
 
 
#4 Debbie Shealy 2016-09-28 12:31
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Drayton. All of the family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you joy and comfort and may God surround you with His amazing love and peace.
Love,
Debbie Shealy
 
 
#3 Dana and Jason Long 2016-09-28 10:58
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Drayton's passing. Please know your family will be in our prayers!
 
 
#2 Will and Ree Dominic 2016-09-28 10:16
Nancy,Earl,Kent and Mary Helen,
We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. We will keep you in our prays. If there is anything we can do please let us know! We Love Y'all.
Will & Ree Dominick
Tyler & Amber Kesler
 
 
#1 Kathy Sharpe 2016-09-28 10:14
Helen/Susan/Nancy

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Drayton. I know he will be greatly missed. My prayer is that you will feel God's comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love you all