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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Funeral Service

Main Street Methodist Church
Thursday January 21st, 2021
11:00am

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Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Whicker

Kenneth Edwin Whicker, 84, entered into his reward on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Annie Penn Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Tarpley and Rev. Sam Whicker officiating. The interment will follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Ken will be available for viewing Tuesday afternoon from 2:00pm - 5:00 pm and all day on Wednesday from 9:00 – 5:00 PM. When attending services for Ken, please be considerate of the family by remembering social distancing and wearing a mask. Ken was a native of Rockingham County and the son of the Leomer and Willie Whicker. He was longtime and faithful member of Main Street United Church. He retired from Transco as the office manager with over 40 years of service. Ken was elected to the Reidsville City School Board and proudly served as the Chairman of the Board for multiple terms. His love for music started at an early age and he was known as an accomplished organist where he played for many church services, weddings and funeral services over his lifetime. Ken was able to enjoy his love for flowers by working many years at Dabbs Florist. Finally, most people will know and remember Ken as a fixture at Wilkerson Funeral Home having served families in the Rockingham Community for over 60 years. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Lorene Wine; brothers-in-law, Harry Wine and Dickie French. Above all else, Ken was known as a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and son. He is survived by his sons, Kenneth Edwin Whicker, II and wife Jackie and Samuel Phillips Whicker and wife Angela; grandchildren, Jacob Whicker, Kyler Whicker, Isaac Whicker, Lydia Whicker and Caleb Whicker; great granddaughter Ember Rae Whicker; sister Virginia Whicker French; special niece Teresa Estes and husband Bo; nephews Donnie Wine and wife Joyce, Randy French and wife Patsy and Ricky French and wife Cheryl; and a large extended family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Whicker

Bill Apple Mar 22 2022 1:22 AM

Kenneth was a great man and friend to me. My father and Ken were great buddies in their younger years and I got to know Ken when I was very young, and used to see him all the time at the funeral home when I was a kid and my dad would visit. I reconnected with Ken when dad passed 4 years ago, and visited with him each summer since. Great guy, funny guy, and honored to have gotten to spend those times with him. .... Dale Campbell

Dale Campbell Jun 9 2021 8:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Whicker

Cora Lee Hudson Feb 2 2021 10:17 PM

I have had the pleasure of knowing this fine gracious man for years. God gained a wonderful person. I'll miss you. Gail Sharp

Gail Sbarp Jan 22 2021 7:13 AM

Kenneth, I attended your beautiful service today. Your son Sam did a wonderful job of bringing a message about you along with our Lord. I met you when I was 2 years of age. You remained a friend until 62. My parents both loved you all of your life. I am proud to say the Whicker and Wine families have been close forever. Thank You.

Jay Brande Jan 21 2021 7:22 PM

I would like to send my sympathy to the Whicker family. I knew Ken as a fellow funeral director. I first met him when he served on the school board and I was chairman of the Davidson County Board of Education. Our Candor location also provided funeral services for his in-laws. He was a kind individual. Jack Briggs, Denton, NC

Jack Briggs Jan 21 2021 11:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Whicker

Jack Briggs Jan 21 2021 11:41 AM

Sammy, I am so sorry to hear this news. I wish I was there to give you a hug. Know that you are in my thoughts and my heart. :heart:

Ashlane Hale Jan 21 2021 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Whicker

Kami McKinney Jan 21 2021 9:27 AM

Ken and his family was our neighbor for close to 50 yrs. We enjoyed watching our kids grow up with their kids. A gift to the community for many years. We will miss Ken. Calvin and Peggy Matthews.

Calvin Matthews Jan 20 2021 5:11 PM

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