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Gregory Alan Wicks

June 1, 1964 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 56)

Obituary

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Gregory Alan Wicks was born on June 1, 1964 in Austin, Texas to the late Jack Earl Wicks and Sammie Canady Wicks.  After a brief illness, on August 2, 2020, Gregory entered into eternal rest at the age of 56.

 Gregory attended elementary, middle, and high school in the Austin Independent School District.  During this time, he demonstrated a passion and fascination for model airplanes, sports cars, and motorcycles; at one point, Gregory even expressed a desire to become an airplane pilot.  After graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School in May of 1983, Gregory’s technical and problem-solving skills lead him to pursue a career in electronics.   Gregory delved into this field earning 900 hours of education and training at the Southwest School of Electronics, graduating in December, 1984. Eager to continue growing and applying his knowledge of computer systems, Gregory went on to further his training by receiving his certification from Apple Computer, Inc.  

 In 1980, Gregory’s career began at Education Service Center, Region XIII, in Austin, Texas. He began as a media technician and was promoted to a Microcomputer Repair Technician, where he maintained, diagnosed, and repaired Apple, Macintosh and IBM microcomputer systems for over sixty school districts in various counties surrounding Austin.  Gregory was also employed at Motorola, Inc. as a Production Operator and Integrated Circuit tester.  From March, 1998 until his retirement in 2011, he served as the Computer Support Technician for the Pflugerville Independent School District. In May, 2014, he started as a driver for Capital Metro through First Transit, and later moved on to MV Transportation, the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting service firm in the United States, where he was employed until his passing.

 Throughout the years, Greg’s work ethic, commitment to success, motivation, and service to others were obvious!  He often jokingly shared with his family how passengers were in awe of his ability to graciously transport them through Austin’s horrific traffic. His smooth handling of the 40’ long buses often resulted in his passengers literally singing his praises by breaking into choruses of Sade’s “Smooth Operator”!  

 Greg regularly spoke of his daily experiences at work in a way that made it exceedingly obvious how much he sincerely enjoyed serving others.  Gregory was a selfless man with an amazing compassion-filled heart, who, when reaching out to others, seldom considered his own well-being above theirs.  He was a man of integrity who stood firm in his beliefs, took pride in all his endeavors and strived to fulfill his job requirements with utmost excellence! Gregory Alan Wicks - with his radiant smile, magnetic personality, and playful sense of humor – never met a stranger!

 On March 16, 1991, Gregory married the love of his life, Lisa Williams-Wicks.  Gregory and his devoted wife remained married for 29 years, producing two beautiful children - Ashley and Gregory, Jr. 

 Family was everything to Gregory and brought tremendous joy to his life! During his early years, Greg knew that a commitment to Christ was vital for his family and often worshipped with them at High Pointe Baptist Church.  Gregory spent as much quality time with his loved ones as possible.  Gregory’s love for Lisa and his family was evident, he worked tirelessly to provide for their needs.

 Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Sammie Canady Wicks, as well as his nephew, Quincy Williams.  Cherishing his memories are loving and devoted wife, Lisa Wicks of Austin, TX; children, Candice Wicks House (Travis) of Houston, TX; Britany Wicks Johnson (Terrie) of Round Rock, TX; Ashley Wicks and Gregory Wicks, Jr. of Austin, TX;  loving and devoted sister, Jacqueline Wicks Seaborn (David) of Austin, TX; sister, Connie Scott Williams (Alvin) of Austin, TX; brothers-in-law, Donald Williams, Jr. (Lisa) of Mansfield, TX; Daniel Williams (Jennifer) of Austin, TX; sister-in-law, Linda Williams of Bastrop, TX; mother-in-law, Angelina Barnes of Bastrop, TX; seven loving grandchildren; Braylon Wicks, Draveah Hill, Andrew Hill, Xavier Hill, Schuyler Dane Comeaux, Jr., Dominique Barlow, Corinthia (Cori) Johnson; loving nieces and nephews, Sonya Seaborn, David Philip Seaborn (Sheralyn), Stephen Seaborn (LeToya), Andrew Seaborn, Adrian Williams, Lashalla Williams, Rachelle Williams, Donovan Williams, Malia Williams, Darius Williams, Danica Williams, Daniella Williams; great nieces, nephews, and a host of loving cousins, family and friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 14, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Celebration of Life
Saturday
August 15, 2020

11:00 AM
High Pointe Baptist Church
12030 Dessau Rd,
Austin, Texas 78754

Interment
Saturday
August 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Cook Walden Capital Parks
14501 N. IH 35
Pflugerville, TX 78660

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