C.A. Wicker

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

C.A. Wicker, 83, of Jonesboro died Sept. 26. 2004.

Born Oct. 21, 1920, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., he was the son Samuel Andrew Wicker and Martha Baldridge Wicker. He lived in Jonesboro most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a World War II Army veteran, having served in Patton's 3rd Army and the 546 Anti-aircraft Battery where he received a Bronze Star. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Lee Carpenter Wicker of the home; a son, Gary Don Wicker of Jonesboro; two daughters -- Patsy Jane Blake of Jonesboro, and Martha Rosanne Smith of Cherokee Village; a brother, Edward Wicker of Win, Texas; six grandchildren -- Stephanie Rose, Darah Price, Jeffery Mink, Adrianne Whitlow, Nicholas Vaden and Andrea Simpson; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was Sept. 29 at Roller-Farmers Union Chapel in Jonesboro with the Rev. Harold Ray officiating. Burial was in Nettleton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bob Roedel, Robert Whitten, Lynn Price, James Rupard, Joe Simpson and Kevin Whitlow.

Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Whitten, Mick Boland, Garfield Render and surviving members of the 546.

Arrangements were under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.