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John Hicks

July 14, 1948 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 72)


John Hicks of Bunker Hill, IN passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at home after a long illness.

He was born in Baltimore, MD on July 14, 1948 to Johnny Ray and Peggy Pemberton Hicks.  John was raised by his beloved grandparents Esau and Rosie Pemberton in Morgan and Scott Counties, Tennessee. No matter where he lived, Tennessee was always home.

John was a true people person and never met a stranger.  He would give someone his last dollar. He loved his family very much and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He liked to tinker and fix things that others had given up on. He was an avid gun and knife collector who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, in the home, and his daughter Teresa Hicks Freytag (Timothy) of Helenwood, TN; as well as grandchildren Jordan (Jaime) Eric, Natasha and Courtney (Preston) and one great grandchild all of Tennessee.  Also surviving are his twin sister Joan Dorneman (Art) of Kokomo, IN and sisters Texann Loggins of Chatsworth, GA and Clara Tanner (Johnny) of Autryville, NC; as well as a brother David Gibson (Donna) of Sunbright, TN.  Also, mother-in-law Carol Wager of Holly Springs, NC, sister-in-law Suzanne Wager Ryan of Holly Springs, NC, and brother-in-law Richard Wager(Jackie) of Milton, DE; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a daughter Lisa Hicks Epperson of Sunbright, TN, a brother Allen Gibson of Autryville, NC and a brother-in-law Jackie Loggins of Chatsworth, GA.

A graveside service will be held at Daniel Memorial Cemetery, 235 Main St, Helenwood, TN at a later date. Casual dress is requested.

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