George "Buck" E. Wicks Jr.

January 27, 1964April 16, 2021

George E. “Buck” Wicks, Jr., 57, of Columbia, SC passed away on April 16, 2021. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 27, 1964. He was the son of the late Mavis Cobb and George Wicks, Sr.

Mr. Wicks was an avid hunter and loved his cars. He was employed as a truck driver with Estes Express Lines.

He is survived by his step-parents, Wanda and Frank Hammond; brothers, Ray Wicks, Scott Wicks, Josh Wicks (Monika), and Bradley Hammond (Shanen); sister, Teaka Springer (Eddie) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wicks is predeceased by his father, George E Wicks, Sr. and mother, Mavis Cobb.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Southland Memorial Gardens, 700 West Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC 29170.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or online at

Special thank you to the 3rd floor staff of Lexington Medical Center and Agape Hospice of Columbia for their excellent care.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 19, 2021


George "Buck" E. Wicks Jr.

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Terrance Wannamaker

April 25, 2021

I worked with Bucky for 20 plus years at Estes, and I can honestly say, I have never seen him had a disagreement with anyone at the terminal. He was humble, a very kindhearted Gentleman, it's very rare to find someone like that in the freight business, but Bucky was one of a kind.We are going to miss Buck. RIP

Steve Vincini

April 22, 2021

I worked with bucky for a very long time at estes..
I feel honored to have known him and the impact he made on me and other drivers .. bucky was an awesome driver . His personality was unmatched and he was dedicated to all he did. We worked hard back then but it was worth it ...
He will be missed
My condolences to the family

Frieda White

April 19, 2021

I grew up on Lynn Street and Randall drive with Wanda and George Wicks as neighbors... I remember going to work and heard of George Srs. death .. baby Josh was 10 months old (maybe). Bucky and Ray along with Scott and Teaka were all my friends .I worked with Bucky and Rays mama and Frank and my dad worked together. Now Teaka and her family live right down the road from me ( small world). Bucky was always shy but very sweet you will be missed my friend I know your mom and dad were wait for you at those Pearly Gates in Heaven.. RIP Bucky 😭

Robert Hyatt

April 18, 2021

I work with Buck for many years at Estes and he was always the quietest driver in the crowd and believe me there is a lot of noise around a terminal from equipment to the drivers. He was always liked by all our customers and fellow employees. God be with you Buck.