Courtland – Buck Jones Hicks, 84, passed away February 16, 2017 at the East Pavilion surrounded by his family. He was born in Oxford, NC, the son of the late William Alvin Hicks and Mabel Jones Hicks. Buck was also predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Lanhan Hicks and a sister, Janet H. Barlow.
Buck was retired from the United States Air Force after 25 years of service and had retired from Union Camp Corporation as an accountant after 14 years of service. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the school’s first Air Force ROTC program. Buck also received his Master’s Degree from American University. He was a member of Franklin Congregational Christian Church and a former member of Hunterdale Christian Church where he had been the church treasurer for 25 years. Buck was a member of the Hunterdale Ruritan Club and a former teacher at Paul D. Camp Community College.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Baker Hicks, three daughters, Mary Hicks Johnson of Petersburg, Janet Hicks Goode of Franklin and Carol Hicks Griffin (Gerald) of Newsoms , six grandchildren , Lauren E. Goode, Virginia L. Goode, Robert S. Goode, Jason Geuea, Richard and Grace Goode and Jackie’s children, Tim Baker (Vicky) of Boykins, Betty Whitehurst (Bill) of Franklin, Neil Baker (Lea Ann) of Zuni and her four grandchildren, Ben Lane, Sarah Whitehurst, Graysen Baker and Stone Baker.
A funeral will be conducted at 11AM Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin with the Rev. James H. Hyatt, Jr. and the Rev. Lafayette T. Wilkins , Jr officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Poplar Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.
For more information about Mr. Hicks and his family, visit his FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL: