Harold D. Wicks, a longtime associate pastor, former director of missions and former missionary, died May 2. He was 88.
Wicks held a doctorate in religious education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and worked as a pastor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was a seminary professor at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary in Ogbomosho for 13 years. Upon return from the missions field, he worked as director of missions for the Salem-Troy Baptist Association and taught world religions at Troy University until his retirement in 2000.
He spent the past 23 years as associate pastor at Galilee Baptist Church in New Hope, where Henry Branum (his grandfather-in-law) also served as a preacher.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; son, Daryl Wicks; daughter, Debra W. Kinnane; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, May 8, at the New Hope Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Galilee Baptist Church, 4262 Old Highway 431, New Hope, AL 35760, or The Nigerian Faithful Works, Inc., 2513 Buckingham Drive, Heath, TX 75032.
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