William Wicker

William Walter Wicker

Thursday, September 11th, 1930 - Sunday, March 21st, 2021
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Dr. William Walter Wicker. He was a man known and loved by many. His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched.

Walter was a man steeped in his faith. From his birth in Canaan, MS to his death in Waxahachie, TX, that faith never wavered. He was active in his church including being president of his Sunday school class. Walter was a proud member of Rotary for 48 years and served on the wheelchair ramp building committee. He was also awarded the prestigious honor of being named a Paul Harris Fellow.

Walter enjoyed gardening and loved going fishing. He was an avid reader and served on the board of the Friends of Sims Library. He graduated from Ole Miss University for his bachelors, LSU for his masters and Florida State for his doctorate. When he finally retired at 79 he was Dean of Libraries at Louisiana Tech.

He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Nella Harris Wicker, and his children Nella Carolyn, William Walter, Jr. and wife Beverly and Deborah Lynne. Walter was preceded in death by his parents Richard Fenton Wicker and Willie Thomas Wicker, and his brothers Ralph Thomas Wicker and Richard Fenton Wicker, Jr.

I know I speak for my family when I say not a better man lived. He was our mentor, our rock, and made each of us better people.

Memorial services will be held April 1, 2021 at 2:00PM at First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Sims Public Library or First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.
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  • Memolrial Service

    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 2:00pm
    First United Methodist Church, Waxahachie
    505 W. Marvin Avenue
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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Denise Wessels

Posted at 10:24am
I was saddened to hear of Dr. Wicker's passing. I have fond memories of him from my days working at Prescott Memorial Library at La. Tech University, and then reconnecting here in Waxahachie. He was a very kind man. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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