Hershel Lee Wicks, Jr., age 76, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital surrounded by family.
Hershel was born August 31, 1936, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Hershel, Sr. and Elsie Wicks. He was retired from First National Bank, Commerce, Texas; was a member of First United Methodist Church, Commerce, Texas; was past president of the Kiwanis Club, Commerce, Texas; past president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; and was a member of the Atlanta Masonic Lodge #463. He also served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Larry Kirkland; and his parents, Hershel, Sr. and Elsie Wicks.
He is survived by his wife, Alice "Readie" Wicks of Atlanta, Texas; three daughters, Pamela Kathryn "PK" Wicks of Pearland, Texas, Cynthia Lee Wicks "JR" of Frisco, Texas, Tammy Marie Kirkland of Memphis, Tennessee; one sister, Thelma Polizio of Loanpoc, California; four grandchildren, Whitney Jones Francis, Jordan Jones, Jack Jones, Ava Endicott; one great-grandson, Alex Jones; and a number of other relatives.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave, Staten Island, New York 10305; Alzhiemer's Alliance, 104 Cypress, Texarkana, Texas 75503; or to the National MS Society, P O. Box 4527, New York, New York 10163.
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