Allen James Hicks, 86, of Marshall, formerly of Waverly, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Brett Mueller officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Grand Pass Community Cemetery in Grand Pass. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born May 29, 1923, in Grand Pass, he was the son of the late Allen R. Hicks and Maude E. Fenner Hicks. On Feb. 7, 1946, he married Bernice E. Curry, who survives of the home. He lived most of his life in and around Waverly, moving to Marshall in 1999. He was owner and operator of Hicks Tree Service for more than 50 years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served as an elder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe in the 149th Engineers as a radio operator. He landed on Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944, D-Day, and received five bronze stars and many other medals and commendations. He was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. and a charter member of V.F.W. Post 580 in Waverly.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Rick Hicks and wife, Sandie, of Marshall; three daughters, Doris Simpson of Chillicothe, Linda Flair and husband, Raymond, of Alma, and Mary Giles and husband, Gary, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James N. Hicks; one grandson, Christopher Kyle Hicks; two brothers; and two sisters.
Additional information provided per family recompense.