Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX


Larry Dale Wicks

June 18, 1951June 22, 2020

Larry Dale Wicks, 69, of Paris, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, UT. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 29th at Stones Chapel Cemetery in Red River County. Larry, the son of James Lawrence Wicks and Betty Jane Johnson Wicks, was born June 18, 1951, in Clarksville. Larry worked in construction as a welder. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Beverly Boling Wicks, mother Betty Jane Pitts of Paris, TX, daughters, Crystal Kaio of Provo, UT & Larissa Dean of LA & Ray Collier of Abilene, TX., his brothers Terry Wicks of Garland, TX, Garry Wicks of Paris, TX, Jackie Wicks of Mountain Home, TX, & sister Jeanie Wicks Taylor of Ft Worth, TX and 17 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Lawrence James Wicks & son, Shane Wicks.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Larry Dale Wicks

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Johnny Johnson

June 27, 2020

Will miss my cousin. My family's best wishes for Larry's family and my Aunt Betty.

Joyce Bird

June 26, 2020

I met Larry back in 1969 in Andrews Texas we have shared some good memories and he was a great friend with a awesome personality always there if you needed him. The Wicks family is the most loving ,caring and close family ,so it’s been hard on the family to have to say goodbye to their big brother someone they all looked up to.
Larry is in heaven rejoicing with Jesus in prefect health happy to be with Shane.
May God keep the family in his arms at this time while they heal their broken hearts.
Love you forever Larry until me met again

Shannon Leigh Goodwin Noreikas

June 26, 2020

Larry was one of my many cousins! When my sister, Kimberly and I were growing up we went to see our family on Granny's birthday nearly every year.We are much younger than our first cousins and looked up at them in awe. We visited Aunt Betty quite a lot and were always quite spoiled by our cousins. Larry was always larger than life, especially all dressed up with his boots and hat! When he met my husband Tony at Aunt Betty's birthday in 2010 he tucked me under his arm, I was 44 and still felt 10, and told my husband that I was a lil handful but he better treat me right and take care of me. This was said as he was squeezing me and looming over Tony. Such a teddy bear, but he still had his teeth so to speak. I am glad he's no longer suffering and pray for my family, especially my father and my aunt, who are now suffering his loss. I love you all!

Wolfgram Beverly

June 26, 2020

My son Dougie Paul worked with Larry in Wyoming. When my son died in a vehicle accident September 21, 2017, I held on to all of my memories and one of those was remembering Dougie's conversations to me regarding his friends. Dougie always spoke highly of Larry. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Deepest Regards,
Dougie's Mom

Garry & Felicia Wicks

June 25, 2020

Brother You were loved for sure and will be missed more than You could have ever imagined. Thanks for being the best Big Brother, Brother-in-law, and Uncle. Rest In Peace L.D. until we meet again.
Garry, Felicia and Boys

Earl Sample

June 25, 2020

So sorry for y’all’s loss!! Larry was a good guy who I made some of the earliest memories of my life with, which I wouldn’t mention here but he remembers!! Love you Betty!!

Linda Dayle Goodwin

June 25, 2020

Larry Dale had the good fortune of having a precious mama & siblings...and he knew it. A big, burly giant of a man, it didn't take long to see he was really a gentle giant with a contagious smile that could brighten an entire room. So sad he's gone but glad he'll have no more pain & rejoice in the presence of Jesus. He talked to me about Shane & grieved for his son. Now rest well young man, back with your boy.

Jeanie Taylor

June 24, 2020

My big brother!
He was always so joyful, had an infectious laugh and chuckle, was a hardworking talented welder, had brilliant a mind, big loving heart for all his family & loved the Lord Jesus! I can still hear his booming voice when he would call me on the phone .. ‘Is this my baby sister?!’
He always made me feel like I was the most important person in the world! I remember as a little girl watching Jeopardy with him and he knew ALL the answers! I thought he had to be the smartest person in all the world! Larry also loved his country & had a deep appreciation for the military. He’d say, ‘baby sister, every morning Beverly and I pray for your son & we’re proud of him for serving our country!’ That meant so much to me. Not only was he a big Dallas cowboy fan he was a true Texas cowboy! His favorite attire was his black cowboy hat, boots, jeans & big western belt buckle. He reminded me a lot of John Wayne ... maybe that’s why he was my favorite actor.
I know he’s with our Lord now & in no more pain and walking the streets of gold. ✝️ I’ll miss that big sweet teddy bear brother of mine but I know I’ll see him again one day! He’ll be waiting at heaven’s gate ready to give me a big hug and say, ‘Welcome home baby sister! ‘