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Tommy Wicker

Friends and family are invited to his celebration of life service on Sept. 26 at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the service following at 2 in the afternoon.
Memorials can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142; Woodland Mills First Baptist Church, 211 West Jones St., Union City, TN 38261; or Clifton Revival Center, 750 East Main St., Savannah TN 38372.
Tommy was born March 27, 1944, in Hardin County. His parents were Jamie Lee Wicker and Mabel Lee (Phillips) Wicker of Adamsville. He married the former Elizabeth Ann Jamerson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Jamerson of Adamsville, May 30, 1963, and they had 51 wonderful years of marriage. He proudly worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., starting in November 1969; although he officially retired years before, he continued working up until the plant closed in 2011.
After retirement, Tommy and Liz spent most of their time travelling, visiting their loved ones and working at their log home in Linden. He was a member of Woodland Mills First Baptist Church, where he humbly served several years as a deacon.
He is survived by his wife; his son and daughter-in-law, Brennan and Melinda Wicker of Union City; his daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Shane Griswell of Ramer; his daughter and son-in-law, MeLeah and Wes Henson of Arlington; and his five granddaughters, Allison Wicker and Marlee Wicker, both of Union City, Ali Griswell of Ramer and Caroline Henson and Clara Anne Henson, both of Arlington. He also leaves behind two sisters, Mary Ann Farrell of Clifton and Sue Massengill of Selmer; two brothers, Jerry Wicker of Flat Rock, Mich., and Wilburn Wicker of Corinth, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty, of Adamsville; and his brother, Joe Dewayne Wicker of Memphis.
Tommy was a GENESIS donor to the Medical Education Research Institute of Memphis.