Henry Marshall Wicks, 70 of Taylorville, formerly of Assumption, died at 10:40 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in his home. Henry was born on August 19, 1948 in Benton, the son of Marvin and Ethel Lillian (Phares) Wicks. He married Dolores Slifer on February 10, 1973 in Taylorville, and they enjoyed many years together until she preceded him in death in February of 2012. He worked as a laborer for most of his life and was a member of the Central Illinois Labor Union Local 159 out of Decatur. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, being outdoors, and fishing. Henry was ornery and had a contagious laugh and loved making others laugh. He had a fun spirit and will truly be missed.

Henry is survived by his son, Jeremy Wicks of Taylorville; grandsons: Jacob Wicks and Jesse Wicks of Pana, Hayden Klespitz of Mahomet, Ryker Wicks and Zeth Price of Taylorville; to great grandsons: Kyson Wicks & Kohen Wicks of Pana; sisters: Phyllis (Mike) Shafer of California; Kathleen (Ron) Beasley of California; brothers: Danny Wicks of Kincaid; Stan Wicks of Missouri; nieces and nephews: June (Robert) Brock, Charlene Wise, Tom (Sabrina) Stone, Todd Winn, Stevie (Michelle) Vandeveer, Michelle (Paul) Spandiary, as well as many more nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and many cousins. Henry is also survived by a close family friend, Jacki Wicks-Watkins of Taylorville, and too many more beloved friends to mention.

In addition to his wife, Henry was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Kenny Wicks, Marvin Wicks, Diane Vandeveer, and Georgia Wicks. 

A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home, with from 4:00 p.m. until the time of his service at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Stan Pratt officiating. There will be a private burial at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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