The Edmond Sun
C. Jim Hicks, 76, of Edmond, Okla., was born December 9, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Clayton and Lucille Hicks. He was promoted from this life on November 7, 2012 in Oklahoma City.
Jim has stated that his greatest achievement in life was receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and he was serving Him as an active member of Quail Springs Baptist Church. Jim grew up in the Oklahoma City area, attending Capital Hill High School, graduating in 1954. Jim attended the University of Oklahoma, worked for his father at Advance Plumbing and Heating Co., then later for Matherly Mechanical Contractors. In 1978 Jim moved to Lawton, Okla., to partner with the J.C. Hester Co., retiring in 1991. He returned to Matherly Mechanical Contractors where he again retired in 2002.
Jim served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard 205th for 21 years, retiring as SMSGT/E8. He was a 56 year member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. Jim served on the State committee which co-authored the Oklahoma Mechanical Licensing Act.
His parents, Clayton and Lucille Hicks preceded him in death.
Jim is survived by his wife Kaye of their home; sister Marilyn Smith; brother Tom Hicks and wife Connie; brother John Hicks and wife Cheryl; son Clay Hicks and wife Gayle; son Jeff Hicks and wife Cindy; daughter Denise Shepard and husband Steve; as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be 9 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Fort Sill National Cemetery, follwed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.