Joseph Glenn Hicks
The community of Limestone County lost one of its pillars and friends as Joseph "Joey" Glenn Hicks Jr., 59, of Athens, Alabama, released his final breath at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Joseph and Frances Hicks but growing up in the Athens and Piney Chapel areas, he reminisced fondly of a simpler time during the 1960s and '70s, about life as a typical rural North Alabamian youth, where he was known for his quiet yet loving demeanor, spending his time fishing, caring for animals, riding motorcycles, playing football and guitar all while learning the family business of petroleum distribution, cattle farming and commodity futures. He delightfully told stories of how his first band, called "The Seventh Grade Special," won the talent show by showcasing their rendition of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B Goode."
He met, wed and stayed happily married his entire life to his high school sweetheart and great love of his life Donna D. Hicks, who diligently cared for him until his last breath.
He was recognized primarily as being the president of Hicks Oil Company, which served the greater Limestone county area from 1969 until 2010, but he was an incredibly talented guitarist and was highly celebrated and cherished by the community for his involvement with coaching, fundraising, organizing and supporting local sports teams while positively shaping young athletes' lives. His colorful colloquialisms and uncanny gift to turn the most tearful of situations into a belly-laughing session will be missed most by those who knew him.
He is survived by his mother and father, Frances A. Hicks and Joseph G. Hicks Sr.; wife, Donna D. Hicks; his son, Joseph "Jody" Glenn Hicks III; daughter-in-law, Jessica R. Hicks; grandson, Joseph "Jax" Glenn Hicks IV; his sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Brent Jarrett; and a plethora of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and family.
The service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service, from noon-1:45 p.m. All are encouraged to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Brain Tumor, 816-A1A North Suite 201, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082. The contact number is 844-286-6110.
Published on November 21, 2019


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