Richard D. Hicks

February 15, 1926November 26, 2010

Richard Dale Hicks Merritt Island Richard Dale Hicks, 84, of Merritt Island, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2010. He was born in East St. Louis, IL, and grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL. He served his country in World War II by fighting for the Army on the European front. He received his engineering degree from the University of Alabama and his MBA from Texas Christian University. He worked for General Electric as a project manager at Kennedy Space Center and later became a teacher at Merritt Island High School for several years before retiring. Richard also was a co-owner of the Christian Bookstore in Merritt Island for more than forty years. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Merritt Island and spent seven years building his dream house on a lake in Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Anne Morrison Hicks; daughters Valerie (Thomas) English, of Mobile, AL, and Jennifer Pait; and five grandchildren, Rachel English of Birmingham, AL, Jeffrey English of Mobile, AL, Corrine Pait, Samuel Pait, and Jonathan Pait. He is also survived by siblings Bob (Maxine) Hicks, Martha (Charles) Potts, and Harvey and Yvonne Porter, all of Tuscaloosa, AL. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Hicks Porter, and a brother, Gilbert Hicks. The visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Monday, November 29, 2010, at Wylie-Baxley Merritt Island Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, or the First Baptist Merritt Island House of Hope Food Ministry. Arrangements under the direction of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, Merritt Island, FL.


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James Ray

December 6, 2010

Yvonne & Harvey, we are so sorry to see of Richard's death, however, many times, that is the way the Lord relieves us of our suffering. We have been thinking of you and tried to reach you today on Skype. Our love to his wife and family. God bless and hold you in the coming days..........James & Gail, Tuscaloosa, Al

Dwight Hollifield

December 1, 2010

Dear Mrs. Hicks,
Today 12/1/2010 the Lord put Mr.Hicks
on my heart at lunch time , I googled his
name and location . I wanted to try to touch
base with him. I am sorry for you & your families
lose. Mr.Hicks taught me in H.S. He was one
of the most influential men in my life as a young
man. A man of great moral values, he taught me
a lot about charactor. I will always remember him.
And will be looking foward to joining him some day
in the Kingdom of Heaven.
May God bless and comfort you and your family
during your time of need.

Dwight Hollifield,
Lawrenceville, Georiga

November 30, 2010

Anne and family...I was sorry to see of Richard's death in the paper yesterday. I remember his friendly face at MIHS when I substituted or volunteered there and of course you were a part of our worship experience while at First Baptist MI. Bill and I will keep you in our prayers. Jennifer, you were such a part of us as you were in Stuart's class at MI and also a part of the great group of teens at FBCMI. I know Stuart and Sheryl would join us in expressing their sympathy in your family's loss of husband, dad and grandfather. God Bless. Bill and Luanne Ogg, Satellite Beach, FL.

Rachel Miller

November 30, 2010

Jennifer and family: So sorry to hear about your Dad. I enjoyed having your Dad teaching me at MIHS, he was a patient man.

November 29, 2010

Dear Anne,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of Richard's homegoing. I pray you will rest in our Savior, Jesus Christ, as He wraps HIs arms of love around you and holds you close. Heaven is indeed getting sweeter all the time. And, this makes us homesick for heaven.
Your sister in Chist,
Myra Buffkin

November 29, 2010

Dear Anne and girls....We were so sorry to see Richard's obituary in yesterday's paper....He was from a dear Tuscaloosa family close to my family! He seemed to love his "girls" very much! You are such a strong person, Anne, and I know you'll be okay. The same for Valerie and Jennifer...
From one Tuscaloosa girl to another....Love and prayers...Patsy Galloway(Bo)

Angela Barnett DiBiase

November 28, 2010

Mr. Hicks was my teacher when I was in high school at MIHS. He was such a nice and genteel man. I will always remember him.

Linnie and Gerald Walden

November 28, 2010

Dear Anne,

I am so sorry for your loss. You and Richard---and The Book Store--were such a a blessing to me all the years that we lived in Merritt Island.
You and your family are in my prayers during this time.

Much Love,
Linnie Walden