Anthony Eugene “Tony” Wicks, age 62, a resident of Nevada, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born May 10, 1958, in Henderson, Kentucky, the son of Thomas Wicks and Kathryn Craddock Wicks. Tony married Barbara Barker Fugatt on March 1, 1990, in Kansas City, Kansas. In earlier years, he had worked as a groundskeeper in Kansas City. He enjoyed fishing and watching Gunsmoke on tv. Tony attended the Nevada Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of the home; two step-daughters, Linda Fugatt of Lawrence, Kansas and Deanna Jones of Winter Haven, Florida and four step-grandchildren, Tracy, Eddie, Andrew and Derrick. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law, Pat Wallace (Archie), of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Betty Jo Gardner of Hutchinson, Kansas and a brother, James Barker, also of Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Following cremation, a private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Prescott Cemetery, Prescott, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.