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James Roger Hicks

February 13, 1933October 10, 2021
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James R. Hicks passed away at Crestview Nursing Home in Shelbyville, KY on October 10, 2021 at the age of 88.

Jim was born in Madison, IN to Roger and Laura Hicks on February 13, 1933. He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1951 and attended the University of Kentucky for two years. Jim then enter the Army and was assigned to the Signal Corp and was trained as a Cryptographer. He spent the remainder of his career stationed in Japan. After being discharged from the Army Jim enrolled, under the GI Bill at Western Kentucky University. Upon graduation the requirements to become an Elementary School Principal. He was principal at Hawthorne, Prestonia and Klondike where he finished his career. Jim was past President of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, University of Louisville Boosters Club and a member of NRA. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and a board member at Farmington.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Noel Hicks; brother, Tom Hicks (Billie); sisters, Carrie Hicks and Mary Hicks; niece, Virginia (Mike) Huffman: nephew, John, Matt and Bob; great nephews and nieces, Morgan, Beth, J. T. (Kelly) and Bobby; great-great nephews, Eli, Bryan and Brody.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 AM on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with burial to follow in Pewee Valley Cemetery. Visitation from 10 AM until 11 AM on Friday.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Gergia Hicks

October 15, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time. I knew Jimmy for many years have many memories. Rest In Peace. 🙏

David Bain

October 13, 2021

It’s been 45 years but I respected him so much that I can’t refer to him as anything but Mr. Hicks. He was an incredible Principal and role model, on my occasions I saw him quiet a room with a glance, as well as offering encouragement and love with his grin and a pat on the back. He was bigger than life as a child in the late 70’s and I was thrilled to talk with him a couple of decades later. He was truly a great man and he will be missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Harry (Sonny) Rixman

October 13, 2021

I knew Jimmy only a little, but the Hicks family well. I remember him being quiet and soft spoken. All that knew him will greatly miss him. He enjoyed teaching and students liked him!🥲

Mrs. Stanley (Yvonne) Bain

October 13, 2021

I will always remember Mr. Hicks from Prestonia Elementary and his friendship since then. I have wondered about him since I had not heard from him for 2 or 3 years. He got me started working for the school system while a parent of students there and I stayed with the school system until retirement. During all those years he has remained a loyal friend. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. He will truly be missed.

Ken Dennis

October 12, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Barbara and Jim's family. I have many fond memories of our visits, dinners, and discussions over the years. What a fine fellow Jim was!

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