Born April 23, 1926 and died May 17, 2019.

James A. Hicks, after a valiant struggle he succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Jim was a loving Daddy, wonderful husband, knowledgeable brother, and endearing uncle to many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.  Most of his life he worked as an engineer in tool designing for many industries.  He also worked as a firefighter while going to college.  In retirement his hobbies included wood working, sorghum making, farming and bee keeping to name a few.  He also liked to travel which included cruising.  It is so hard to express in a few paragraphs how wonderful he was, but those who knew him, knew to describe him would take volumes.

Proceeded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Mildred Katherine “Kate” (Crum) Hicks. His son James Edward Hicks.  His Parents David Hicks and Nancy (Scott) Hicks.  His brother’s Jesse, Oscar, John, Jerry, George and David.  His sisters Lucinda (Hicks) Vermillion Wright, Virgie (Hicks) Klein, Elizabeth, and Julia (Hicks) Randall.  His granddaughters Jennifer Katherine (Thomas) Smith and Mary Christine Thomas.

He leaves behind his children, Donald David and his wife Joyce Hicks, Mary Katherine and her husband Thomas, Barry Thomas Hicks, and Virginia Terry Hicks. His grandson’s Robert James (Sarah) Hicks and Richard James Thomas. His brother Kenton Kyle and Janice Hicks. His sister Sarah Helen and James Brown.  Numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends 10 AM to 11 AM Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Rev. Lynn Ray officiating

Interment will follow at Hicks Cemetery with Military Honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard

Service 11 AM Saturday at Cross-Smith Chapel

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home