Carroll Clark Kicklighter, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Douglas January 21, 1935, he had lived in Blackshear since 1980. He was a US Air Force veteran and went on to retire from being a shrimp boat captain in the 1980s. He loved to fly fish and always enjoyed talking with people and learning about them. He attended Ward Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was a son of the late William Dewey and Lina Estell Harvey Kicklighter. He was also preceded in death by all four of his brothers, Reginald Kicklighter, Harold Kicklighter, Winston Kicklighter and Edward Kicklighter.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sue Carter Kicklighter, Blackshear; a daughter and son-in-law, Lina Sue and Ralph Wetherington, Gallatin, TN; two grandchildren, Suzanne (Bart) Highers and Kyler (Ann Marie) Wetherington; four great-grandchildren, Lilila Highers, Lucillia Highers, Estella Wetherington and Gordon Wetherington and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA  31501.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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