Harry W. "Sonny" Wickard, 84, of Carlisle, peacefully passed away on Friday,
May 21, 2010, in his home. He was born on Saturday, May 8, 1926, in Carlisle, a son of the late Harry E. and Minnie M. (Grove)
Wickard and the widow of Carol (Goodyear) Wickard, who died July 3, 1972.
Sonny attended Carlisle High School and was a U. S. Navy veteran of WWII.
He received his G.E.D. after his military service and retired from the former Sprint Telephone Co. after more than 25 years
of service with Sprint and the former United Telephone Co, where he worked in the engineering department. Sonny also worked
part time for Henkel & McCoy and the former Punt & Lindsey Grocery Store in Carlisle. He was a member of First United
Church of Christ, American Legion Post 101, AmVets 274 all of Carlisle and was a member of the Military Social at the Boiling
Springs V.F.W. Post 8851. Sonny was a longtime active member and former Quartermaster of Carlisle V.F.W. Post 477, and was
recognized for all his work he contributed to the V.F.W. He was a former Scout Master, a private pilot and was also a member
of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 53.
He is survived by two sons; Kevin L. Wickard of Carlisle and Kirk W. (and
his wife, Nancy) Wickard of Boiling Springs, two daughters; Karen L. Williams of Newville and Heidi J. Wickard of Enola, four
brothers; Ron Wickard of Plainfield, Frank Wickard, Tom Wickard and Gary Wickard all of Carlisle, his former longtime companion,
Georganna Rupp, six grandchildren; Cortney Fearnbaugh, Lindsey Williams, Cody Wickard, Amanda Wickard and Tyler and Dylan
Radabaugh, two great-grandchildren; Alexis and Bryce Fearnbaugh and many nieces and nephews. Sonny was preceded in death by
a sister, Jackie Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010,
in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Lynn R. Schultz officiating. Burial will be in
Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle with military honors provided by Cumberland County Honor Guard. Viewing will be on Wednesday from
6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Dad, you will be missed greatly and never forgotten.
Be with mom and rest in peace. We all love you.
Kirk, Nancy, Amanda, Daisy and Midnight
Kevin, Karen, Kirk, Heidi and families, you have our
Until We Meet Again
Each morning when we awake
we know that you are gone.
no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.
Our hearts still ache with sadness
and many tears still flow.
it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill.
life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.
If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.
We hold you close within our hearts,
you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now,
nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Gary & Mary Jane
I WORKED WITH SONNY AT PUNT & LINDSEY STORE. HE WAS
A GOOD/FUNNY MAN AND CARED ABOUT HIS FAMILY. I'LL REMEMBER HIM FOR THE TIMES WE DELIVERED GROCERIES ON SATURDAYS AND
THEN STOPPED AT THE HIDEAWAY FOR BREAKFAST...THEN WAS ASKED BY ELWOOD "WHERE WERE YOU"..."OUR CUSTOMERS HELD US UP".
EVERYONE FIND PEACE AND I'LL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS..
Harry will be with his departed family .It was
always family and country and he loved both. He always signed my cards" cuz Harry". Cuz I love and will always remember
you. My prayers are with your remaining family. Love cuz
Barry A Grove
Karen and the Other Members of Cousin Harry's Family,
I am so sorry to hear about his passing. Just
knowing that he is in a better place should bring you comfort.
Gary L. Wickard
Our family sends
our condolences to all of the Wickard Family. Our prayers are with you!
Rat & Sandy Hays
Karen, so very sorry for your loss. I know
you were very close to your dad. I know where you are right now and time does heal your grief. I will always remember the
fun times I had with your dad at the Carlisle Vets. My sincere sympathy. Linda
Our condolences are with you at your time of loss.
Harry was a great person!
Cathy & John
Dear Kevin, Kirk, Karen,Heidi and all of the brothers...
Our sincerest sympathy for the loss of Uncle Harry.
He will be missed. But, please know that he is in a better place and we pray for the families and your healing!
and Pam Miller
Thinking of you and your family during this sad time.
May you all find comfort in God's arms.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that
we are thinking of you and are here for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dad, words can't describe the emptiness I feel in my
heart. I know that you are in a better place, but that knowledge doesn't help my pain at this time. I will love you always.
You were the greatest man I knew. I will try to make you proud and raise my three boys to follow in your shoes. Bill promises
to marry me soon and take good care of all of us. I know that you think you might do a better job, but I think that he
will do just fine. Again, I miss you and love you very much!!
Always your "baby girl" Jeidi Hean
circumstances prevented my attendance at the viewing or funeral, but I was so sorry to hear about Sonny. I met him when I
worked at Lillie's TV, and although I haven't seen him for years I remember him well. He was one of the "good guys". Sympathy
and Joy to the family - sympathy for your loss, joy because he is in a better place. God bless you all.
Mark M. Miller
Kevin, Karen and Kirk,
You have my deepest sympathy.
I have many fond memories
of our days in Plainfield and your dad always kidding around with us. He was such a kind sole and will be greatly missed.
Wolfie.........sorry about your loss....but be sure he's
off to a better place........
A great tree has fallen and left a hole in the sky for
us to folow
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