David Lyn Wicker
1952 - 2020
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David Lyn Wicker

Bossier City - David Lyn Wicker, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Due to the current restrictions, no service will be held at this time. David was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Irma Wicker and father-in-law, Homer Downs. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda; sons, David L. Wicker, Jr. and wife, Amy and Dr. Ryan P. Wicker and wife, Susan; grandsons, Graham Wicker and Bennett Wicker, step-grandchildren, Madison Shuey, Miller Shuey, Grayson Russell and wife, Kelsey and Seth Russell and wife, Jenna; great-grandchildren, Gentry Russell and Bennett Russell; special great-granddaughter, Annabelle Shuey; favorite mother-in-law, Nancy Downs; brother-in-law, Robert Downs and siblings, Shirley Watson and husband, Chester, Ronald Wicker and wife, Kim and numerous nieces and nephews.

At a young age, David began his career in municipal and public works construction for his family's company, Wicker Construction, serving as Executive Vice President. In 1991, he left Wicker Construction and bought Yor-Wic Construction, a company his father, Ellis, started in 1951 and later sold out to his partner. David and Linda, along with son David, Jr. quickly grew the company and earned a stellar reputation for performing quality work for various municipalities. Talented, dedicated, knowledgeable employees and special, innovative equipment allowed Yor-Wic to contract for water and sewer work, water treatment plants, lift stations, pumping stations, highway, street and bridge work and underground pipe work.

David was a man of many interests. He was an avid deer and duck hunter and spent many enjoyable years as a member and President of Fogle Hunting Club. He loved fresh and salt water fishing, motorcycles, NASCAR and airplanes. He was a proud 32nd Degree Mason.

David will be best remembered for his dedication and loyalty to his family, which included the employees of Yor-Wic, and his kindness and generosity to friends and anyone who needed help. He was a problem solver and a mentor to many people. David was a man of his word. He will be greatly missed.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Maxwell McDonald III, Dr. Corky Davis, Bossier City EMTs and Willis-Knighton Bossier's ER and ICU staffs.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital of Shreveport, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana 71103 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7






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Published in Shreveport Times from Oct. 14 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 21, 2020
I flew for David and enjoyed each flight. He was always smiling and upbeat in everything he did. We talked for
hours about hunting and flying. He loved his family and was always showing it. I"ll miss him a lot.
Joseph Jester
Friend
October 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss. David was a good friend of mine and we always a great time at the deer camp. He will be missed.
Larry and Wanda Peterson
Larry Peterson
Friend
October 17, 2020
My father was a man of his word. Taught me to be better. I could never be better than he. His knowledge and wisdom was learned from living life. He inspired a lot of people, including me. He treated a lot of people, and his company, as his family. He made friends easily and treated many as family. He was my hero and showed he was a true Christian through his determination, trust, and grace. Our family expanded through grace and loyalty. He never faltered, and respected redemption. Within two hours of him meeting our Lord, people from more than a dozen states responded to our loss. His faith taught to us to do the right thing and teach us to fight against the injustices in this world, to “do what is right, not what is profitable “
Ryan Wicker
Son
October 17, 2020
What a great addition to our group that started La. Tech together.
Many good times, always could gen up a laugh among the bunch.
He was there to lend a hand to his friends, always.
Richard Oliver
Classmate
October 16, 2020
Sorry for your loss. We were business neighbors for over 25 years just found out, David was always kind and helpful when needed. He will be greatly missed!!
Charlie Williamson
Friend
October 16, 2020
Sorry for the loss. David is a good man.
Felix Michael
Friend
October 16, 2020
I just joined the Fogale deer camp last year. Did not know David very well but found him to be a kind man, and a great since of humor. He will be missed by us at the camp. He is now with God watching over us down her. May God bless your family and ease your suffering.
Gene Presley
Acquaintance
October 15, 2020
David Wicker will be greatly missed. David Wicker was my closest friend of many years. We shared many hobbies, the Water and Sewerage business, solving problems, hard work and helping others. David was an innovative thinker and could get the job done.
David was like a brother and will be forever missed.
Steven J Barras
Friend
October 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss he will be missed at the deer camp. Going to miss his stories and conversations.
Steven Cate
Friend
October 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Bob and Susan McMahan
Friend
October 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Shirley Watson
Sister
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