Ronald “Ron” Gordon Wicker, 66, passed away on July 29 surrounded by the people he loved most, his family.
Ron is survived by his wife Kathie of 34 years, daughter Blair Jernigan (Garrett), daughter Lindsay Wicker, two grandchildren, Maddie and Wicker Jernigan, mother Hazel Wicker, brother Gary Wicker (Joan), sister Sandra Batchelor (Tommy), and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Ron was a loving father, husband, grandfather “Bubba” and friend to all.
Ron was born March 10, 1949 in Sanford, NC to Gordon and Hazel Wicker. He graduated from Lee County High School in 1967 and from Methodist College in 1971. Ron spent the majority of his career at the NC Department of Revenue in Raleigh. After retiring in 2003 he moved to St. James Plantation in Southport where he practiced real estate. Ron enjoyed spending time with family, especially his 2 grandchildren and his late dog, Dakota. He was an avid Duke basketball fan who enjoyed golf, politics and pro-football.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Canines for Service Inc, 1200 N. 23rd Street, Ste 101, Wilmington, NC 28405 or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.