As the snow flies… on a cold and gray Memphis morning December 18, 1937, Marvin Edgar Wicher was born. The second of three sons born to Clifford and Dorothy Wicher, Clifford (Sonny) being the eldest and John bringing up the rear as the younger brother. Both parents are deceased as well as his older and younger brother but the loss of his grandson, Thomas Ross Key in 2004 was a loss that tore a hole in his heart and the hearts of all the family.
Marvin was an honorable man, who like most human beings made some good choices and some not so good choices. There are no mistakes in life only lessons; there was an occasion or two for Marvin to repeat the lessons of life until he got it right.
His first marriage to Rebecca Jones produced three children and eventually five grandchildren and one great-grand-child; son Marvin Edward Wicher; grandsons Stephen and David Wicher, son John David Wicher and hopefully future fiancé Helen Gonzi; grandson Jared, daughter Donna Wicher-Key and son- in- law Tommy Key; granddaughter Victoria, Kyler great-grandson and grandson Thomas Ross Key, who greeted him in heaven.
Marvin held the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers College and working was his passion. He was born in the era that believed a “true man” provided for his family, which he did by working long hours and traveling to faraway places. This era also provided the material for songs like “Cat's In the Cradle by Harry Chapin”, and one more of the lessons of life.
By his third try Marvin had learned the lessons and leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Bonita Wicher. This marriage added a blended extension to the family of three more children and four grandchildren; daughter Jessica Reed, son-in-law Jake Sullivan; grandson Miles, son Gary Do, and soon to be wife, Chelsea Hayes; granddaughter Mackynzi, daughter Jennifer Do-Bernal and son-in-law Jacob Bernal; granddaughter Juliana and grandson Jeremiah.
In November of 1983, Marvin joined a fellowship that gave him the gifts of love and service to all. The past two years with his health declining, his hearing declining (selectively when it came to his wife) and his memory sometimes fading Marvin continued to be an example of grace and dignity, except when it came to NASCAR and NFL referees who apparently did not know their… from a hole in the ground.
On Monday evening when the rain was falling and the skies were dark with clouds I placed my hand to his heart and held his hand on my heart and I prayed “God please heal my husband the way only you can do” I opened my eyes and gathered all his children present to witness God’s Grace as Marvin gentle and peacefully left us here on earth. We cried silently inside our hearts, we questioned how this could have happened so quickly and when we stepped outside the skies had opened up and there was a double rainbow welcoming him home.
Guests are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Visitation from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., on Friday, February 24th, 2017 followed by a 6:00 p.m. Memorial Service at Carnes Funeral Home – Texas City 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas 77591.
In lieu of remembrances, friends who wish may make Memorial gifts
to The Wheelhouse Inc. 210 W. Helgra. Deer Park, TX. 77536.