Billy Wright Hicks, 81, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away February 20, 2017. He was born on July 18, 1935 in Athens, AL to parents James W. and Clara Odell (Coffman) Hicks. Billy served in the Alabama National Guard then in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He loved being a truck driver and received a pin for driving a million miles without an accident. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and said his proudest achievement was helping numerous veterans to receive their benefits.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 ½ years, Phyllis A. (Brown) Hicks; 4 sons, Michael W. (Sandra) Hicks, Keith (Carol) Hicks, Danny L. (Tracy) Hicks and Daryl W. (Lori) Hicks; daughter, Tammy L. Moyers; 9 grandchildren, Corey Hicks, Becky (Jason) Shawley, Paige Hicks, Chris Hicks, Amanda Hicks, Erica Moyers, Jacob Moyers and Tiffany (Nick) Griffin; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Thomas Allen (Ann) Hicks, James M. Hicks, Rickey J. (Connie) Hicks and Stephen D. (Dawn) Hicks; sisters, Linda Faye Lauderdale, Patricia Gayle (Jerry) Lorensen, Margaret Jeanette (Larry) Thornton and over 100 nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, February 24, 2017 at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Pastor Bill Clayton and Pastor Jason Shawley officiating. Pallbearers will be Jason Shawley, Nick Griffin, Chris Hicks, Gregory Mitchell, Corey Hicks and Danny Brown.
Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com. Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000
Published on February 21, 2017