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John Otha Hicks

John Otha Hicks, 87, of Searcy, passed away Tuesday, November 17th at his residence.

John was a United States Army war veteran having served his country during the Korean War. In 1993, he retired as a Manager of Eudora Lumber Company, with more than 50 years of employment. More recently, he enjoyed his job as a Wal Mart greeter.

John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Hicks of Searcy; two sons, Mitchell Hicks (Mary) of Atlanta, Georgia and Bobby Hicks of Searcy; one daughter, Ann Snow (Honsley) of Searcy; one sister, Carolyn Smith of South Haven, Mississippi; four grandchildren, Marlys Bassham (Cody) of Conway, Arkansas, Daniel Snow (Chante) of Austin, Arkansas, Michael Hicks (Chelsey) of Newnan, Georgia, and Steven Hicks of Newnan, Georgia; one great grandchild, Kayden Snow of Austin, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Hicks and Clara Mae (Waller) Hicks.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any donations to go to:

Summit Hospice
403 South Poplar St. Suite F
Searcy, AR 72143

Alzheimer's Association
In memory of John Hicks

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  • Visitation

    November 24, 2015
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    November 24, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300


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My thoughts and prayers are with the Hicks family on the passing of Mr. Hicks. Although I did not have the opportunity to meet him, I know his son, Mitchell, and his wife Mary and their family. Mr. Hicks must have been a kind, wise and loving man since it is clear that he and Mrs. Hicks raised a wonderful family! What a beautiful legacy. I know Mitchell and Mary through business and they are a lovely couple. I imagine Mr. Hicks was very proud of all his children and grand children. God Bless you all. In deepest sympathy, Monika Pasquerello

Posted by Monika Pasquerello - Alpharetta, GA - Business associate   November 30, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our sincere Love and prayers

Posted by Janice & Jerry Burlison - Heber Springs, AR - friends   November 23, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working with mr John at Walmart he always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude

Posted by Paul Barnett - Effingham, IL - Co-worker   November 22, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

John was the happiest neighbor a person could ever ask for. He always had a big smile on and was ever glad to visit with you. LuluBelle loved John and the feeling was mutual.

The world could use more people like John. John was also a decorated Korean Veteran. He will be missed in the neighborhood.

Steve, Tela and LuluBelle

Posted by Steve Brackins - Searcy, AR - Neighbor   November 21, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Your in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. John was a kind and caring man. It was an honor to have known him. Terry and Leroy Sibleyx

Posted by Leroy and Terry Sibley - Eudora, AR - friends   November 19, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I have great memories of Mr. Hicks or as I always called him...Mr. Sympathy. I spent many an hour with the Hicks family shelling peas or taking a ride on the levee. My prayers are with you all. Much love, Tommie Keller Lewis

Posted by Tommie Lewis - Rogers, AR - Friend   November 19, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bobby,
So sorry for your loss. We are all praying for you and your family.

Tom

Posted by Tom Brenkus - Co-worker   November 19, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

May the many sweet memories of John, and the promise of a happy reunion, after this life, be a blessing and a comfort at this time of sorrow. Love, Helen

Posted by Helen Fondren - Little Rock, AR - Sister-in-law   November 19, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM