Joseph "Joe" Deon Wicks, 75, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:15 A.M. July 20, 2018 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born February 27, 1943 in Jefferson County, Illinois to Herbert Edwin and Ruby Alice (Willard) Wicks.
Joe is survived by his wife, Vickie Freeman of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son, Troy Deon Wicks of Rock Falls, Illinois; daughter, Lisa Jo Wicks of Rock Falls, Illinois; grandchildren; stepdaughter, Kelly Swank of Mount Vernon, Illinois; stepson, Heath Reynolds of Decatur, Illinois; step grandchildren, Nathan Swank, Coleton Swank, and Weston Swank, all of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Nicolas Powell, and Amber Reynolds, both of Brenham, Texas; step great grandson, Greyson Swank; and nephews also survive.
Mr. Wicks was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Janice Williams.
Joe worked as a heavy machine operator in construction. He was a previous member of Waltonville Freewill Baptist Church. Joe loved shooting pool and was a jack of all trades. He loved his family and friends dearly and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Memorials:May be made in Joesph’s honor to the chairty of the donor’s choice.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.