Marvin E. Wicks, 76, of Langleyville passed away at 9:05am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in his home. He was born on July 14, 1937 in Benton, Illinois, the son of G. Marvin Wicks and Revola Moore Goodman. Mr. Wicks married Debbie Grissom on November 26, 1982 in Taylorville. He worked at Commonwealth Edison as a maintenance mechanic. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1516, Mound Lodge #122 AF&AM for 42 years, and the Springfield Scottish Rite. Marvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and riding his motorcycle.
Mr. Wicks is survived by his wife: Debbie Wicks, of Langleyville; Children: Kathy Gross, husband Mike, of Tovey, Tammy Sims, husband Myron, of Taylorville, Debra Hill, husband Rick, of Edinburg, Steve Wicks, of Edinburg, Rick Rueff, wife Amy, of Decatur, and Lori Rueff of Taylorville; Brothers: Danny Wicks of Kincaid, and Henry Wicks of Taylorville; Sister: Mary Lou Pritchett of Benton; 21 grandchildren; 36 Great Grandchildren; and 1 Great Great Grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Kenny Wicks.
A memorial service will be held at 11am, Friday May 2, 2014 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. JoAnn Dobyns officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11am in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 2309 W White Oaks Dr. Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704.
McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com