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Celebrating the life of
William "Wick" Nelson Searcy
June 26, 1942 - December 02, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday, December 04, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 2:00 p.m. - Wednesday, December 05, 2018
  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church
  • 429 Abercorn Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-232-0191
  • Graveside Service
  • - Wednesday, December 05, 2018
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

Wick was a quiet man who was warm and friendly with a great sense of humor when you got to know him. He was one of the people who went out of their way to help me when I moved back to Savannah. I discovered he shared my interest in good southern cooking and back road shortcuts from Savannah to Athens. He will be missed

Mills Morrison, Savannah, Georgia

Philip Jones and I were fraternity brothers with Wick and fellow Guard members at the 165th. We will sadly miss him as a brother, leader, and fellow Guardsman. His contributions were always powerfully given in a gentlemanly quiet way which was his style we remember best. Camille, Diane and I have you in our prayers. I remember seeing him again after a long while on Thanksgiving Day. Glad I had that opportunity. Cord Middleton, Hilton Head, SC.

SEARCY, SAVANNAH , GA

To the family: Very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort, strength and hope in the promises found at Isaiah 33:24 and Acts 24:15. We long to see their fulfillment soon.

W. J., Petersburg , VA

Our condolences to all the Searcy. I was a pleasure have know Wik and to have worked with him as our lawyer.

Marilyn & Elliott Bardsley, Savannah, GA

I had the privilege of working with Wick for eight years at Brannen Searcy & Smith. He was a delightful soul. Wick will be missed by everyone who crossed his path. My heart is sad. Laura Powell

Laura Powell, Townsend , GA

My condolences to all of the Searcy family. Wick was a kind , smart and a true southern gentleman. I have fond memories of him taking time to chat with our oldest son years back when he was considering a career in law. Wick will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Laney Barroll Stark, Chenequa, Wi.

Our condolences Camille. It was indeed a privilege to have Wick as a commander in the 165th, a thoughtful attorney and gentle friend. He will be missed.

John and Linda Wiebe, Savannah, GA

Camille please accept our condolences.Always enjoyed chatting with Wick at Dennis's dinners. Judy and Barry

Judy and Barry Lubeck, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts are with his family and his legal family, he helped close real estate deals for my clients from time to time. A good man and will liked.

David D'Arcy, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

Our deepest condolences for your loss. It was a pleasure working with MG Searcy at the 165th. He was a great leader.

Roy & Pam Patterson, Richmond Hill, Ga

Dear Camille, Amelia and John, How many days I spent at your home as a child. I love you all. As your Wick/Dad goes on to glory, know that I will always remember him as a kind, intelligent, prominent man.

Angie smith, Flowery branch , Ga

Camille and family, I am heart broken over Wick’s death. While on the Ga Foundation we served on committees together and became fast friends. He was always wise and steady. He will be missed by so many. Please know that my prayers are with you. Mary Lou Swift

Mary Lou Swift, Columbus, Ga

Camille, Molly and I send thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Wick was the man we always wanted to emulate and will be here if there is anything we can do for you. Sincerely. Molly and Thomas

Thomas and Molly McGoldrick, Savannah, Ga

Camille please accept my sincere condolences

Walter Muller, Tybee Island, Ga

Our sincere condolences to Camille and Amelia love Diane and spence

Diane and Spence connerat, Lakemont, Ga

Thoughts and prayers

Mr. & Mrs. W. Harry Swicord, Statesboro, Georgia

Mrs. Searcy, Amelia, John and family I am deeply sadden by the loss of Mr. Searcy. I have only had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Searcy a few times and found him to be a true gentleman. My deepest sympathy - prayers and hugs Amelia!

Connie Harper Browning, Annapolis, MD

Camille, I have many pleasant memories of Wick, especially during our time together at the K A house in Athens. He was always the perfect gentleman. Later when I occasionally saw him in Savannah, usually at the annual St. Andrews Society banquet, he was very cordial to me. I counted him among those of my friends who always endeavored to bring out the best in others. Please know I am holding you in my prayers during this time of bereavement.

Tom Peterson, Vidalia, Ga.

Wick was a good man. I had the honor of serving with him in the command post at the 165th. He was always a professional airman. Putting the unit and those under his direct command first. He will be missed greatly. Our prayers are for his family.

Don James, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I was honored to have served under MG Searcy's command at the 165th. Rest in peace.

marcelle.a.quincy.mil@mail.mil, Pooler, GA

Wick was a good lawyer, a good banker and above all, a good man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Edgar Smith, Cairo, Ga.

To The Family of Wick Searcy, I cannot tell you how much Wick has meant to so many over the years. He was admired so much by myself and my past Chair, Coy Short. Wick will be sorely missed and I know that Heaven will Shine Brighter with his presence. As the mother of two Eagle Scouts, Character Matters and Wick's was impeccable! Go DAWGS...win the next one for Wick!!!

Tina Coria, McDonough, GA

Pam and I were shocked and saddened to hear today of Wick's passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences. We will miss him at Beach Bum Parade. Pam and Jack

Pam Hearon and Jack Higham, Somerville, MA

Wick was my friend through the Savannah Golf Club and I along with so many others will miss his wit and integrity. My deepest sympathy to Camille. We will remember him with smile.

Joe Park, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www,jw,org,

I was heartbroken to hear the news of your passing this morning. The world has lost an incredible man. Mrs. Searcy and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ashley Fincher Hall, McDonough, GA

Wick will be missed. He has been such a source of guidance. He was the perfect gentleman and one of the nicest people I have met. Condolences to the family.

Cynthia Creighton-Jones, Savannah, Ga

You will be sadly missed as you were a blessing to us all! Your Friend of Savannah Rotary West

Bonnie McmIllan, Rincon, Ga

Wick was the epitome of a Guardsman. Unquestioned integrity, patriotism, and loyalty. Proud to have known him.

Bill Bryan, Greensboro, GA

So sorry for your loss and will be praying for you all.

Healthpac Computer Systems, Jenny Kaufman , Savannah , GA

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

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William “Wick” Nelson Searcy, 76, died on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Wick was born on June 26, 1942 in Moultrie, Georgia. Growing up in Thomasville, Georgia with his brothers Floyd, Ashburn, and John Frank, little Wick enjoyed hunting, playing golf, school, and general mischief. At a young age, Wick brought a sense of duty and responsibility into whatever he sought to achieve. An Eagle Scout by age thirteen, Wick set about on a life marked by achievement. After graduating from Thomasville High School, Wick’s stellar academic record and love for the Bulldogs brought him to the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1964. He served as the Number One for Kappa Alpha, was editor of the Pandora, and was a member of Gridiron, ODK, and Blue Key. Wick attended University of Georgia School of Law and graduated in 1967. In that same year, he married Ms. Camille Dorrill Heery of Savannah. They moved to Saint Louis, Missouri where Wick obtained a Masters of Law in Taxation from Washington University School of Law.

Wick began his military service by entering flight school at the Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas. Returning to Savannah, Wick started his law career with Bouhan, Williams, and Levy. He later joined Brannen, Searcy, & Smith, where he was proud to practice law for the remainder of his career, a gentleman’s lawyer. Wick embarked on a career of military service in the Georgia Air National Guard that would see him achieve the rank of Major General and serve as the commander of the 165th Air Wing, where he displayed a singular appreciation for the men and women in uniform who sacrificed their time and lives in service to their county. He retired as the Commander, Georgia Air National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General, Air.

Wick was an active member in his community with highlights including Past President of the Rotary Club of Savannah West, member of the University of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees, chairman of the board of the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force, past Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank in Cairo, Georgia, and member for many years of both the Savannah Golf Club and Oglethorpe Club.

Wick was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Hartsfield Searcy and Anna Pidcock Searcy, and brother John Frank Searcy of Thomasville, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Camille Heery Searcy, daughter Amelia Searcy Harper, and son-in-law John Patrick Harper III of Savannah, brothers Floyd Searcy of Cairo, Georgia and Dr. Ashburn Searcy of Atlanta, Georgia, sister-in-law Myrtle Wise Heery, and nephew Jamie Emerson-Heery of Petaluma, California, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

There will be a visitation held at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church on December 5 at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow at the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

The family requests that contributions be made to the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force, 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, Georgia 31322 or The University of Georgia Foundation, Foundation Fellows, 394 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30602.

 

 

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Wick was a quiet man who was warm and friendly with a great sense of humor when you got to know him. He was one of the people who went out of their way to help me when I moved back to Savannah. I discovered he shared my interest in good southern cooking and back road shortcuts from Savannah to Athens. He will be missed

Mills Morrison, Savannah, Georgia

Philip Jones and I were fraternity brothers with Wick and fellow Guard members at the 165th. We will sadly miss him as a brother, leader, and fellow Guardsman. His contributions were always powerfully given in a gentlemanly quiet way which was his style we remember best. Camille, Diane and I have you in our prayers. I remember seeing him again after a long while on Thanksgiving Day. Glad I had that opportunity. Cord Middleton, Hilton Head, SC.

SEARCY, SAVANNAH , GA

To the family: Very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort, strength and hope in the promises found at Isaiah 33:24 and Acts 24:15. We long to see their fulfillment soon.

W. J., Petersburg , VA

Candle tribute lit by Donna Barnhill — Mississippi

Our condolences to all the Searcy. I was a pleasure have know Wik and to have worked with him as our lawyer.

Marilyn & Elliott Bardsley, Savannah, GA

I had the privilege of working with Wick for eight years at Brannen Searcy & Smith. He was a delightful soul. Wick will be missed by everyone who crossed his path. My heart is sad. Laura Powell

Laura Powell, Townsend , GA

My condolences to all of the Searcy family. Wick was a kind , smart and a true southern gentleman. I have fond memories of him taking time to chat with our oldest son years back when he was considering a career in law. Wick will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Laney Barroll Stark, Chenequa, Wi.

Our condolences Camille. It was indeed a privilege to have Wick as a commander in the 165th, a thoughtful attorney and gentle friend. He will be missed.

John and Linda Wiebe, Savannah, GA

Camille please accept our condolences.Always enjoyed chatting with Wick at Dennis's dinners. Judy and Barry

Judy and Barry Lubeck, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Jeanine Thompson — Georgia

My thoughts are with his family and his legal family, he helped close real estate deals for my clients from time to time. A good man and will liked.

David D'Arcy, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

Our deepest condolences for your loss. It was a pleasure working with MG Searcy at the 165th. He was a great leader.

Roy & Pam Patterson, Richmond Hill, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Herbert & Florence Tolar — South Carolina

Dear Camille, Amelia and John, How many days I spent at your home as a child. I love you all. As your Wick/Dad goes on to glory, know that I will always remember him as a kind, intelligent, prominent man.

Angie smith, Flowery branch , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Angie smith — Georgia

Camille and family, I am heart broken over Wick’s death. While on the Ga Foundation we served on committees together and became fast friends. He was always wise and steady. He will be missed by so many. Please know that my prayers are with you. Mary Lou Swift

Mary Lou Swift, Columbus, Ga

Camille, Molly and I send thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Wick was the man we always wanted to emulate and will be here if there is anything we can do for you. Sincerely. Molly and Thomas

Thomas and Molly McGoldrick, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Lili & Tommy Hart — Tennessee

Camille please accept my sincere condolences

Walter Muller, Tybee Island, Ga

Our sincere condolences to Camille and Amelia love Diane and spence

Diane and Spence connerat, Lakemont, Ga

Thoughts and prayers

Mr. & Mrs. W. Harry Swicord, Statesboro, Georgia

Mrs. Searcy, Amelia, John and family I am deeply sadden by the loss of Mr. Searcy. I have only had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Searcy a few times and found him to be a true gentleman. My deepest sympathy - prayers and hugs Amelia!

Connie Harper Browning, Annapolis, MD

Camille, I have many pleasant memories of Wick, especially during our time together at the K A house in Athens. He was always the perfect gentleman. Later when I occasionally saw him in Savannah, usually at the annual St. Andrews Society banquet, he was very cordial to me. I counted him among those of my friends who always endeavored to bring out the best in others. Please know I am holding you in my prayers during this time of bereavement.

Tom Peterson, Vidalia, Ga.

Wick was a good man. I had the honor of serving with him in the command post at the 165th. He was always a professional airman. Putting the unit and those under his direct command first. He will be missed greatly. Our prayers are for his family.

Don James, Savannah, Ga

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I was honored to have served under MG Searcy's command at the 165th. Rest in peace.

marcelle.a.quincy.mil@mail.mil, Pooler, GA

Wick was a good lawyer, a good banker and above all, a good man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Edgar Smith, Cairo, Ga.

To The Family of Wick Searcy, I cannot tell you how much Wick has meant to so many over the years. He was admired so much by myself and my past Chair, Coy Short. Wick will be sorely missed and I know that Heaven will Shine Brighter with his presence. As the mother of two Eagle Scouts, Character Matters and Wick's was impeccable! Go DAWGS...win the next one for Wick!!!

Tina Coria, McDonough, GA

Pam and I were shocked and saddened to hear today of Wick's passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences. We will miss him at Beach Bum Parade. Pam and Jack

Pam Hearon and Jack Higham, Somerville, MA

Wick was my friend through the Savannah Golf Club and I along with so many others will miss his wit and integrity. My deepest sympathy to Camille. We will remember him with smile.

Joe Park, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www,jw,org,

I was heartbroken to hear the news of your passing this morning. The world has lost an incredible man. Mrs. Searcy and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ashley Fincher Hall, McDonough, GA

Wick will be missed. He has been such a source of guidance. He was the perfect gentleman and one of the nicest people I have met. Condolences to the family.

Cynthia Creighton-Jones, Savannah, Ga

You will be sadly missed as you were a blessing to us all! Your Friend of Savannah Rotary West

Bonnie McmIllan, Rincon, Ga

Wick was the epitome of a Guardsman. Unquestioned integrity, patriotism, and loyalty. Proud to have known him.

Bill Bryan, Greensboro, GA

So sorry for your loss and will be praying for you all.

Healthpac Computer Systems, Jenny Kaufman , Savannah , GA

Candle tribute lit by Jenny O'Sako — Georgia

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

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