Obituary of John Wilkie Minick, Jr.
John Wilkie Minick, Jr., 80, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away June 8, 2023 at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. He was born on October 11, 1942 in Clinton, South Carolina to the late John Wilkie and Lillie Belle (Herring) Minick . Although born in Clinton, he was raised in Newberry, South Carolina.
John was a graduate of Mid Carolina High School and retired from Allied Chemical (Irmo, SC) after 40 years of employment. During his time at Allied Chemical, he met the love of his life, Linda. They celebrated their 55th anniversary in January.
John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sister, Mary Jane Bedenbaugh; son, Scott Minick (Maria); son-in-law, Eric Dent; four grandchildren: Shannon Minick, Maggie Mikita (Andrew), Wilkes and Caison Dent; and a number of nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Minick Dent; his parents, John Wilkie and Lillie Belle Minick; and his sister, Barbara Anne Meadow (Paul).
John coached little league baseball for a number of years at Polo Road Park. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the Carolina Gamecocks. He looked forward to taking his family to the beach every summer - watching them on the shore from the porch, and buying pounds of boiled peanuts to share upon their return.
The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29209 on Monday, June 12, 2023 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 11:00AM Interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park following the chapel service.