Mr. Hicks, 73, of Charlotte, died at 7:24 AM Saturday, July 25th, 2009, at Carolina Medical Center Mercy. His funeral will be 1PM Wednesday, July 29th, 2009, in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Sarah Kalish officiating. Burial will be in Palmerville Cemetery.
Mr. Hicks was born October 15, 1935, in Stanly County, NC, the son of the late Ray Eddins Hicks and Eva Burleson Hicks. He was educated at UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating in the Class of 1958. He was a retired employee of Consoweld Corp. and a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. He was an entrepreneur who spent his life helping others. He was a caring man who took pride in motivating others to achieve excellence in their lives and careers. He was an avid reader who enjoyed life and loved his family. He was also a former member of the Air National Guard. He was married to Barbara Daniels Hicks of the home who survives. Other survivors include 2 sons, Russell Bain Hicks and wife Laurie of Charlotte and Reade Brendan Hicks of Fort Mill, SC; and 1 daughter, Robin Chandler, and her husband Mark of Charlotte. A brother, Ray Eddins Hicks, preceded him in death.
Thank you all so much for your continued support and prayers,
Rusty and Laurie