Howard Hicks

Died: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Minneapolis Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Minneapolis Baptist Church

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Howard Hicks, age 89, of the Minneapolis Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center.  A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Loddie and Texie Hicks.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Anne Hicks and brothers:  Fred Thomas Hicks and Dawson Glenn Hicks.  Howard was a US Army Air Corps/Air Force Veteran who proudly served in WWII. He attended Minneapolis Baptist Church for many years.  He was an avid NASCAR fan and would drive like Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt combined.  He enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, fishing and camping, but above all he loved his family and grandbabies.

Surviving is his loving wife of 52 years, Jewel Barnes Hicks; daughters:  Regina Hicks Link (Harold), Lisa Hicks McNeill (John) and Katrina Seagle; sons: Howard William Hicks, Jr. "Buckie" (Lori) and Gerald Hicks;  grandchildren:  Lauren Plummer (Matt), Blake Hicks (Katrina), Lacie Garland, Heather Ojeda and Jamey McNeill (Molly) and great-grandchildren:  Kholten Plummer, Maverick Hicks, Elijah Barfield, Ellie Ojeda and Keegan McNeil.  Many special nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 12th in Minneapolis Baptist Church.  Rev. Bryan Griffith and Pastor Brent Snyder will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Ashley Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.

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Rosa M Crawford
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
A special uncle. He never made me feel like an "in-law". Uncle Howard always loved me and my siblings as if we were his own. I'll always have fond memories of him. He picked me flowers for my wedding. He and Dad are probably sitting in Heaven arguing about who is the better driver. I believe their big debate was Yarborough or Petty and Papaw is probably disgusted that they aren't doing something more productive. Love all 3 of those men and look forward to the day that I see them again.

Hope Burleson
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Oh Jewel, I am so very sorry to hear of Howard's passing. I think of you both often and my heart and prayers are with you!!! I Love You, Hope

Carolyn Arnett-Kirkup
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family during this sorry. Love Carolyn

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