Mr. Roy Hicks, age 80, of the Tanglewood Community died at 7:04 p.m. Sunday evening December 20, 2020 at the Front Porch Senior Living Center in Portland under the care of Adoration Hospice.
Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted by Edward L. Anderson on Wednesday afternoon December 23rd at 1 p.m. Burial followed beside his infant son in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
One of two sons and a daughter of the late Edgar D. “Edd” Hicks who died at the age of 72 on August 28, 1978 and Eldridge Hawkins Hicks who died twelve years later on the same day, August 28, 1990 at the age of 76, he was born Roy Houston Hicks in Jackson County on June 3, 1940.
A brother, Joe Edgar Hicks died on March 18, 2010 at the age of 74.
The mother of their two sons, Creola Kay Gann Hicks died on June 6, 1989 at the age of 48 from cancer.
A son, Ricky Dale Hicks died at birth on January 23, 1965.
Mr. Hicks was a retired truck driver for the Yellow Freight Systems, a career that spanned twenty eight years before his retirement in 1999.
Following retirement he retained his membership in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local # 480 in Nashville which practice Unity, Pride, and Strength among their members.
Mr. Hicks was of the Church of Christ faith.
Surviving is his son, Michael Hicks and wife Janice Gregory Hicks of the Tanglewood Community; sister, Mary Frances Hicks McGuire of the Highland Community, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE