Born Aug. 29, 1921, in Hermandale, Mo., son of the late Norman and Allie French Hicks, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a factory worker and a member of the Kirksville Church of Christ.
Survivors include one sister, Evelyn Samford, of Steele, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Woods and Lois Jordan and one brother, Goldie Hicks.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele with Barry Poyner officiating.
Powell Funeral Home of Steele was in charge of arrangements.