Eugene J. Gene Wicks

December 21, 1937 ~ December 26, 2010

Eugene Julius Wicks, 73, of Lake Charles passed away, Sunday, December 26, 2010 in a local care facility.

He was a native and life resident of the Lake Charles area. Mr. Wicks retired as an operator for CITGO Refinery after thirty years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Delores DeRouen Wicks of Lake Charles; three sons, Michael J. Wicks and wife Vickie of Lake Charles; Steven E. Wicks and wife Kristi of Houston, TX, and Christopher A. Wicks of Austin, TX; three grandchildren, Michael Donovan Wicks of Lake Charles and Kara and William Wicks of Houston, TX; one brother, Dan Wicks and wife Jan of Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Max and Pauline (Kowalski) Wicks.

His funeral will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Kirk Ellender will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Tuesday, and continue from 9:00 AM until time of service Wednesday in the funeral home.

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  1. Fond memories of when you joined us on our Caribbean Cruise to help celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in 1991. Gene took me snorkelling in very deep water held my hand till we got back to shore. I'll miss his stock market advice!!!!

  2. I have a lot of fond memories of Mr. Wicks and the rest of our families growing up together, going to the beach or Prien Lake Park and sharing holidays like the Fourth of July and New Year's Day. Mr. Wicks was always quick with a joke or a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  3. Michael and family,Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.Keep your dad's memories close to your heart and he will live there forever.My deepest sympathy,Regina GuidryReal Estate Broker

  4. Vickie, Michael, and son,Please note that we are praying and thinking about all of you at this time of sorrow! May God Bless.Carla (Churchman) and Buck Duplechin

  5. Was so sorry to hear about Eugene…We were at McNeese and in the Delta Theta Chi Fraternity there together…I always described Eugene as a genteel guy…He was so soft spoken, and gentle…I was so fortunate to have visited with him on one of my last trips to Lake Charles…He was his usual self…smiling, encouraging, optimistic. He was indeed a special guy, and I'll miss him. My thoughts will be with you all. Fondly… Darrell Ardoin Wasington, D.C.

  6. We were saddened to hear of Gene's death. We know that it has been a difficult time for the two of you in recent months. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and may light perpectual shine upon Gene.Pat Larry Rock

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