Tony Onic, a Marshall, Texas native, was born to Curtis and Alice Marie Onic on October 25, 1944, in Scottsville, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Curtis; mother, Alice; and sisters JoAnn and Carol.
Tony attended, and graduated from Pemberton High School, Marshall, Texas in 1965. Upon graduating, he joined the United States Army and was trained as a sniper. He received many awards and trophies as an outstanding marksman. Upon leaving the Army, Tony worked in many fields, but his passion was to become a Mechanic. He married LaJean Holly, and to this union one son was born—Tracy Onic. They divorced in 1975.
In 1977, he married Evelyn Phillips Wyrick. He later joined Shady Grove Baptist Church, where he worshipped until joining New Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Tony was a active member, becoming a Deacon, President of the Usher Board II, and was a faithful door keeper for the Lord. Tony attended Eastfield College and trained as a mechanic. Upon completion, he opened Tony’s Automotive Repair Shop. Tony was well respected by all that he came in contact with. His clients thought highly of him and loved him.
Those left to build upon his legacy include his beloved wife of 45 years, Evelyn; sons Tracy Onic (Yolonda), Elk Grove, California and Rick Wyrick (Angela), Houston, Texas; daughter, Yolanda Thomas (Michael), Houston; grandsons, Vincent Hassell (Indi), Taylor Hassell (Khara), Trystin Wyrick (all of Houston, Texas), Nicholas Scott and Tyler Onic (both of Elk Grove California) and Alton Gibbens (Hammond, Louisiana); granddaughters, Mykel Thomas, Sydney Wyrick, and Jailen Wyrick, (all of Houston, Texas), Jasmine and Shayla Wyrick, (Texarkana, Texas), and Bethany Onic (Elk Grove, California); and great grandchildren, Vincent Hassell III, Rori, and Rylan (Houston, Texas); brothers, Elmer Onic, Ellis Onic, and Curtis Onic, Jr. (Katherlene); sisters, Linda Woodley (Alex), Vickie Martin (Ivory), Jearlean Winn, and a host of nieces nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousin, church family, and friends.