Wyker, III,  George W.

George W. Wyker, III, 80 , died  May 6, 2011 in  Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ.  George lived in  Hackettstown, NJ all of his life and was born in Hackettstown, NJ on April 26, 1931.

Husband/Wife of: Georgene (German), beloved wife of 53 years

Son/Daughter of: late George W. Jr. and Louise (Emery) Wyker

Survived By: Beloved wife-Georgene at home
2 Sons-Greg Wyker, Hackettstown, NJ; Jeff and his wife Mindy Wyker, Hackettstown, NJ
2 Daughters-Kim and her husband Bob Smith, Hackettstown, NJ; Jacki and her husband Gordon Ceaser, Great Meadows, NJ
2 Sisters-Katherine Carvatt, Wyckoff, NJ and Barbara Lewis, Texas
3 Brothers-Clement Wyker, Oxford, NJ; Jack Wyker, Alpha, NJ and Robert Wyker, Hackettstown, NJ
Grandchildren-Christopher Maxwell and his wife Colleen and great-grandaughter Kelsey; Stephen Wyker, Michael Wyker, Amanda Maxwell and her fiance Adam Duckworth
Predeceased by a Brother-late Edward Wyker
Also his beloved Dachshund, Rocky

Occupation: George drove a truck for 54 years and his last employer was Superior Carriers, Oakbrook, IL.

Veteran Info: George served in the Army as a Private during the Korean War. He was wounded on December 25, 1952 and was awarded the Military Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the war. He is also a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, a Combat Infantryman Badge 1st award, and the United Nations Service Medal. He is also a recipient of the Warren Co. Distinguished Military Service Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.

Additional Information:  George was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700; the American Legion Post 164; The Joyce Kilmer Knights of Columbus; the Korean War Veterans; The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor; and is a member of Our Lady of the Mtn. R.C. Church; member of the American Truck Historical Society; Disabled American Veterans; volunteered for the Tri-County Fire Co. for 29 years as a non-member; he was a NASCAR fan, and loved antique trucks and fire trucks

Visitation: None scheduled

Services: Family and Friends are invited to meet at church on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM- Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church, Schooley's Mtn. Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

In Lieu of Flowers: Dontions to the Mansfield First Aid Squad; Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH),Chapter 700, 109 Danville Mtn. Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838 or the charity of your choice.

Interment: Private