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Mr. George William Wickham Jr.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home
Mr. George William Wickham Jr.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. George William Wickham Jr., age 74, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, after many, many years of life with multiple sclerosis.
    Mr. Wickham grew up in Orlando, Florida, graduating in 1961 from Boone High School. He attended Florida State University on a tennis scholarship before transferring to Georgia Southern College, also on a tennis scholarship. He was twice a Florida Junior Tennis Champion and also a tennis coach at the Orlando Tennis Center.
    Mr. Wickham was employed with T.J. Morris Company during his college years at Georgia Southern. He retired after 20 years as an accountant with the Statesboro Telephone Co.
    He was a member of Pittman Park United Methodist Church, the Masons, the Statesboro Jaycees, Snooky’s Coffee Club, the NRA and the Bull Shooters Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter and GSU football fan.
    He enjoyed collecting custom knives and was a gun enthusiast who loved spending time in the woods.
    Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Betty Wickham, Statesboro; son, Chris Wickham, Statesboro; daughter, Kelly Hagan (Kevin), Savannah; grandchildren, Tayler Wickham, Jacklyn Wickham, Haden Hoffman, Will Hoffman and Helen Hoffman.
    A gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday, December, 19, 2018, at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home at noon with a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Reverend Bill Bagwell officiating. A private burial in Bulloch Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date.
    The Wickham family would like to extend a very special thank-you to the nurses and staff of PruittHealth Hospice for their kind and excellent care.
    Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Wickham family.
    Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, December 18, 2018
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