Gregory Carl Bickers, 61, of Columbus, beloved husband, father, step-father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, passed unexpectedly Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Austin, Texas.
Greg was born January 27, 1955, in Indianapolis, to Wesley H. and Carlene Goens Bickers.
Greg was a 1973 graduate of Jesuit High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, and attended Loyola University in New Orleans. He received a bachelors degree in accounting from IUPUI in 1984 and a masters degree in business administration from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2007.
He was a senior manager at Accenture Consulting Business Services.
Greg was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where he served on the Operations Board, was involved in the Employment Ministry and was a communion assistant.
Greg was a Bartholomew County Leadership participant and a volunteer at McDowell Adult Education. He was involved in various professional organizations, a member of the National Rifle Association and was a former member of Rotary International.
Greg is survived by his wife, Kim Miller Wilson-Bickers, whom he married Nov. 23, 2001; children, Shannon (Adam) Bodkin of Middleton, Leland Bickers of Austin, Texas, Donovan Bickers of Columbus and Priscilla Fuller of Indianapolis; step-children, Amy Wilson of Collierville, Tennessee, Andrew Wilson of Columbus and Abigail Wilson of Columbus; grandchildren, Austin and Ashlyn Bodkin and Jayden and Brooklyn Fuller; a brother, Wes (Carolyn) Bickers of Noblesville; and sisters, Vickie Bickers of Noblesville, Carla (Sue Doeppers) Bickers of Carmel and Rhonda Keller of Westfield.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Teike officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the church.
Cremation will take place following the service. Private inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Alms Fund.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Greg’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.
Greg was known for his infectious smile, gentlemanly ways, quirky humor and sayings and his strong and fervent Christian faith. Greg was an avid learner and a voracious reader who enjoyed a good shot of bourbon on a hot sunny day. But mostly, he loved time spent with his family.
Greg was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.