Richard Hicks Obituary
 
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Richard D. Hicks

February 15, 1926 - November 26, 2010
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Richard Dale Hicks Merritt Island Richard Dale Hicks, 84, of Merritt Island, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2010. He was born in East St. Louis, IL, and grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL. He served his country in World War II by fighting for the Army on the European front. He received his engineering degree from the University of Alabama and his MBA from Texas Christian University. He worked for General Electric as a project manager at Kennedy Space Center and later became a teacher at Merritt Island High School for several years before retiring. Richard also was a co-owner of the Christian Bookstore in Merritt...
Richard Dale Hicks
Merritt Island
Richard Dale Hicks, 84, of Merritt Island, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2010. He was born in East St. Louis, IL, and grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL.
He served his country in World War II by fighting for the Army on the European front. He received his engineering degree from the University of Alabama and his MBA from Texas Christian University. He worked for General Electric as a project manager at Kennedy Space Center and later became a teacher at Merritt Island High School for several years before retiring. Richard also was a co-owner of the Christian Bookstore in Merritt Island for more than forty years. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Merritt Island and spent seven years building his dream house on a lake in Alabama.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Morrison Hicks; daughters Valerie (Thomas) English, of Mobile, AL, and Jennifer Pait; and five grandchildren, Rachel English of Birmingham, AL, Jeffrey English of Mobile, AL, Corrine Pait, Samuel Pait, and Jonathan Pait. He is also survived by siblings Bob (Maxine) Hicks, Martha (Charles) Potts, and Harvey and Yvonne Porter, all of Tuscaloosa, AL. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Hicks Porter, and a brother, Gilbert Hicks.
The visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Monday, November 29, 2010, at Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, or the First Baptist Merritt Island House of Hope Food Ministry.
Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.

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