Edward Hicks

March 10, 2019

Edward Hicks passed away unexpectedly at home on March 3, 2019, at the age of 69. He was born March 10, 1949, in Pensacola, FL to Earl and Carrie Hicks. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of eight at Woodlawn Baptist Church. He has been a faithful member of Olive Baptist Church since 1976. He spent 33 years teaching 10th grade Sunday school, and in these last five years, has taught in the children’s ministry. He was actively serving on the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Team. He was a Vietnam veteran in the Air Force and achieved the ranking of Staff Sergeant. The training he received in the Air Force prepared him for his life long career as an Electrical and Instrumentation Tech. He retired in 2015 after 22 years at International Paper. He was an avid hunter/outdoorsman and golfer.

He was lovingly referred to as “rough, tough, cream puff”, “the Epitome of Greatness” and “BUFF” (big ugly friendly fellow). His life was full of great humor and he was the king of “dad” jokes. Everyone he encountered loved and respected him for the life he lived. He was faithfully devoted to the Lord and his family. He spent his life sharing the love of the Lord with everyone who met him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Hicks and mother, Carrie Hicks.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, June Hicks; his son Grant Hicks (Meghan); his daughter, Christina Neeper (David); his brothers, Charles and Glenn Hicks; grandchildren, Ethan Hicks, Ellyse Hicks and Kyle Neeper. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, 2019, at Olive Baptist Church.

Burial was at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Pine Forest Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to The Ministry Village at Olive Baptist Church, 1836 Olive Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with the arrangements.

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