Tommy Hicks, Jr.

Tommy Hicks, Jr

Thomas “Tommy” Jackson Hicks, Jr., 73, of Olla, passed from this life peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at his home.

He was born July 17, 1947 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the union of his parents, Thomas Hicks, Sr. and Nora Mae Standifer Hicks.

Tommy was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved life, joking around, mud riding in is Toyota Land Cruiser, hunting, and fishing. Tommy was a proud Mason, and Shriner.

He loved riding his motorcycle in all the parades, frying turkeys at Thanksgiving, playing Santa Claus at Christmas, he loved his cat “Patches”, and his rooster “Rooster”. Tommy loved his family, friends, going to church, but most of all he loved Jesus.

Tommy worked for many years as a General Foreman of a Pipeline Chemical Plant.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, at Olla First Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Baker officiating.

Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John Hicks; his sisters, Nora Faye Lucas, and Peggy Sue Lara.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara Hicks; son, Shannon Hicks (Victoria); daughters, Cynthia Hicks, and Stacy Hicks; his brother, Joey Hicks; his grandchildren, Shealyn Berger, Brittany Guidry, Shelley Hicks, Tommy Hicks, William Hicks, Stephen Hicks, Shannon Hicks, Jr., and Damian Hicks; great-grandchildren, Jayden Guidry, Addilynn Guidry, Braylon Jeffery, Sophia Berger, Nolan Eastridge, Malcom Holmes, and waiting on Landon Eastridge to arrive.

Pallbearers were Joel Sims, Josh Sims, Shannon Hicks, Tommy S Hicks, William Hicks, Joey Hicks Jr., Kerry Richey, and Doug Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers were Jayden Guidry, Dub Comeaux, William Moody, Ron Holcomb, Damian Hicks, Brandon Hicks, and Stephen Zellet.

The family request that memorial donations be made to Olla First Baptist Church.

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