He was born April 30, 1954 in Hot Springs, the son of the late Dewey Hobson Hicks and Georgia Marguarette Rimel Hicks.
He was employed as a Supervisor at Bath County Transfer Station.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a community servant who enjoyed helping others. He loved working on vehicles and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Linda W. Hicks of Mountain Grove, 4 children, Richard Clarkson & wife Robin of Waiteville, West Virginia, Linda Higgins & husband Bobby of Grenta, Virginia, Christopher Clarkson of Mountain Grove and Jacob Clarkson & wife Amy of Guthrie, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Higgins, Chelsea Webb, Ashley Higgins, Nicholas Higgins, Montana Clarkson, Hannah Clarkson, Olivia Clarkson, Ranger Clarkson, Cassidy Clarkson and Caleb Clarkson; a brother, Rodger Hicks & wife Brenda of Mannington, West Virginia; and 2 nephews, Rodger Lee Hicks II & wife Melanie and John Christopher Hicks & wife Amanda.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Mountain Grove United Methodist Church with Reverend Richard Boyer officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rodger Hicks, John Hicks, Jon Trees, Kirby Buzzard, Craig Buzzard, Mike Switzer and Matt Gwinn.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Grove Fire Department.