Willie Dean Wicht - July 6, 1933 - October 31, 2017
Willie Dean (White) Wicht, formerly of Groesbeck, left behind her pain and poor health, and went home with the angels. She passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in San Antonio, where she had lived the past fourteen years, at age 84.
Funeral services were held on Friday, November 3, 2017 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Glenn Easterly of the Old Union Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Lewis, David Lewis, Bill Lewis, Larry Lewis, R.C. Lewis, and Ben Baldwin.
Willie was born July 6, 1933 in the Old Union Community to George Sidney White and Wilma Hughes White. She and her twin sister Billie were the youngest of the five children in the family and fortunately their sister Frankie was old enough to be a big help to their mother in taking care of them.
Willie was struck by polio when she was 16 and spent time in an iron lung, making her lose a year of her teenage life. This caused Willie to graduate from Groesbeck High School in 1951, a year later than her twin sister.
As a young lady, Willie moved to Fort Worth and while living there, she met and was married to David J. Wicht. They married in his home state of Illinois, and as he was in the Air Force, they lived in many different locations. They had three daughters, and provided them with many wonderful
experiences through trips in Europe. Their great travels included their father taking them to museums all over, to the Berlin Wall, Holland, and London.
After a divorce in 1977, Willie moved back to Groesbeck and during the middle of her life, found her calling working at Park Plaza Nursing Home. She took continuing education courses as a medical aide, and worked there for eighteen years. She was very dedicated and loved the work and the patients, many whom she knew before the nursing home.
Willie was a perfectionist in her house and wouldn’t let anything remain on the floor. When not working or keeping her home in order, she loved to read. She loved to visit and talk with her family, especially her sisters. She was a member of the Old Union Church of Christ, and later the Sunset Ridge Church of Christ in San Antonio. She had moved to San Antonio fourteen years ago to be near her daughters.
Willie was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, David J. Wicht; brother, J.C. White; sisters, Inamell Nettles and Frank Merle Lewis; and her twin sister, Billie Jean Lewis.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Kay Wicht; daughter, Debra Ann Hicks; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Emmett Yanez; grandson, Troy David Hicks; granddaughter, Amber Elizabeth Conner and her husband, Kristian Xavier Conner; great grandson, Theseus Gene Conner, granddaughter, Hilary Peneatha Yanez, and great grandson, Jayden Troy Hicks – all of San Antonio. Also she is
survived by many nieces and nephews and other extended family.
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