Obituary of Chris T. Wickey
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Chris T. Wickey, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Corning, New York on May 23, 2023. Chris was born on May 18, 1945, in Wooster, Ohio to Rudy and Susie (Troyer) Wickey. Chris grew up in an Amish family and was the fourth of ten children. At a young age, they all learned how to work hard to help support the family. Despite being hard workers, the children (boys especially) still found time to have fun and get into mischief. Chris delighted in telling his children and grandchildren of the adventures he had growing up. As a young man, Chris spent 2 years completing his 1-W service. In 1967, Chris married Marlys (Penner) Wickey in Middleburg, Pennsylvania. They had five children. Chris was a talented carpenter and built four houses for his family over the years. He was also a skilled furniture maker and built many fine pieces including bookshelves, tables, cedar chests, rocking horses and more. His family was the beneficiary of some of these precious masterpieces. On December 16, 1984, Chris married Loella (Clark) Wickey who survives. Chris was very interested in natural health remedies. He received a bachelor of science in natural health from Clayton College of Natural Health as well as several herbal certificates. Chris loved children and was delighted in 1992 when his first grandchild was born and through the next 30 years as each one of his twelve grandchildren arrived. His legacy will live on in his grandchildren, Megan, Ethan, Dane, Nathaniel, Natalie, Esther, Alexis, Hannah, Valentina, Saralynn, Ezekiel, Susanna and in his 4 8/9 great-grandchildren. Above all else, Chris loved the Master Carpenter and spent many hours of his life studying the Word of God. Chris is survived by his wife of 38 years, Loella (Clark) Wickey; four children with his first wife - Howard (Lynne) Wickey of Milton, Kansas; Carol (Rodney) Summervill of Buhler, Kansas; Nancy (Tim) Whitens of Fulton, New York; and Mark (Wendy) Wickey of Spring Water, New York;two stepsons – John (Julie) Clark of Theodosia, Missouri, Ralph (Karen) Clark of Yucaipa, California, 12 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by daughter, Linda Faye, parents, two brothers and one sister. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Corning Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 121 Fuller Ave. Corning, New York on Monday, May 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. A private burial will be held with the immediate family on May 30, 2023.
Celebration of Life
Monday, May 29, 2023
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
121 Fuller Ave.
Corning, New York, United States
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