A farmer by trade and an avid hunter and fisherman, Curt Rae Hicks was born April 25, 1922, in the Box Elder, Ark. Community, to the late Clyde and Pearl Ann Bolin Hicks. He married the love of his life, Geraldine Buck on Aug. 3, 1939, in Cardwell, Mo., who he spent the next 69 years loving.
He was a deacon and member of the Varner River Baptist Church in Kennett, where he loved to worship the Lord and spent many years serving and fellowshipping with his Christian brothers and sisters.
Curt was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine in December of 2008; his parents, Clyde and Pearl Hicks; brothers and sisters, Ethel Rhoads, Truman and Homer Hicks, Sadie Hill, Raymond "Farmer" and Marvin Hicks and Stella Reed and two infant siblings.
Mr. Hicks is survived by his two sons, Jerry Hicks and Ronnie Hicks and wife, Brenda, of Kennett and daughter, Marla Blanton, of Holcomb, Mo. He was loved by his five grandchildren, David Hicks and wife, Kathy, of Paragould, Ark., Greg Hicks and wife, Michele, of McKinney, Texas, Stephanie Estes and husband, Wade, of Kennett, Steve Hicks and wife, Charlotte, of Kennett, and Sarah Jo Morgan and husband, Scotty, of Holcomb. He was also blessed to have had eight great-grandchildren, Danielle, Dylan, Zack and Ally Hicks, Kelsey and Wyatt Estes and Trey Smith and Eli Morgan. He is also survived by a host of many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many who loved him so as "Poppa" at the NHC nursing home.
Mr. Hicks served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 588 in Manila, Ark.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, Jan. 20, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett with Rev. Harold Dunbar officiating.
Pallbearers are David Hicks, Greg Hicks, Steven Hicks, Terry Fuller, Danny Brogden and Lanny Brogden.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Varner River Baptist Church Senior Men's Sunday School Class.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com.