JAMES LAURENCE WICKER, age 82 of Niota, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late George Washington and Laura Bennett Jones Wicker, and preceded in death by Brothers: Johnny Wicker, Thomas Mack Wicker, Two Sisters: Grace McClendon and Mary Renne. He was involved with Yamaha Shop in Athens, former employee Athens Lawn and Garden and was a farmer. He was a member of Union-McMinn Baptist Church and was a former Mason.
Survivors: Wife of 46 years: Joan Karen Goebel Wicker of Niota, Tenn. Sister: Hazel Black of Yucaipa, Calif. many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A family graveside service will be held. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children Hospital, Operation Christmas Child/Samatarian Purse, Union-McMinn Baptist Church, or their favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Laurence-Wicker. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
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