Robert Dean Wicker of Carthage, born on July 28, 1943, went to his heavenly home on September 10, 2023 with his loving family by his side.

Robert was most known for his great work ethic, unwavering faith, wonderful sense of humor, willingness to help others, and his love for his family and friends.

Robert was passionate about sharing the word of God every chance he got, and touched many hearts through his own testimony and singing ministry.

One of Robert’s greatest joys was making people laugh. He had a unique gift of spreading joy and happiness to all who crossed his path.

Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents Ferman and Clara Wicker, his brother Franklin Wicker; three sisters, Jean Brown, Frances Maness and Anne McCurry.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Janie Wicker; his children, Bobby Wicker, Charles Wicker, Betty Teal (Daryl), Tony Talbert (Pam), Nancy Talbert, Brian Talbert (Trish); his sister Carolyn Brown Newport; his grandchildren, Amanda Bowman, Victoria Smith, Courtney Hobgood, Cody Teal, Dylan Teal, Amber Talbert, Christian Talbert; and five great grandchildren along with a host of other family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at Crossroads Community Church, 780 Bibey Rd. Carthage, on Saturday, Sept. 16th at 3:00 pm.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be livestreamed and can be seen at

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Crossroads Community Church, 780 Bibey Rd., Carthage, NC, 28327 or to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Rd. Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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