OBITUARY

James Norbert "Jimmy" Hicks

April 16, 1944January 8, 2021
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James Norbert "Jimmy" Hicks, 76, of Henrico, born to James V. Hicks and Sara Frances Hicks, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Daniel W. Hicks.

Jimmy retired from the City of Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services as a firefighter and served honorably in the Air National Guard during Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW. Jimmy enjoyed making ice cream for all of his family members’ birthdays.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Karen P. Hicks; children, Michael Hicks (Rhonda), Scott Hicks (Michelle), Tara Wright (Mickey), Kristine Hicks (Daniel), Erin Sutton (Lawrence), James Hicks and Jordan Hicks (Allyson); grandchildren, Rhieanna, Jacob, Abbey, Robert, Rachel, Ben, Zack, Ethan, Grant, Shiloh, Ryan, Carlie, Cody, Faylee, Nicholas, Morgan, Finn and Mea; brother, Gerald “Jerry” Hicks; and a multitude of other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 14, 2021 and Friday, January 15, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23231 where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation in Jimmy's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 800-272-3900.

Online condolences may be left at www.nelsenrichmond.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Daniel W. Hicks. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Karen P. Hicks; children, Michael Hicks (Rhonda), Scott Hicks (Michelle), Tara Wright (Mickey), Kristine Hicks (Daniel), Erin Sutton (Lawrence), James Hicks and Jordan Hicks (Allyson); grandchildren, Rhieanna, Jacob, Abbey, Robert, Rachel, Ben, Zack, Ethan, Grant, Shiloh, Ryan, Carlie, Cody, Faylee, Nicholas, Morgan, Finn and Mea; brother, Gerald “Jerry” Hicks; and a multitude of other family members and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

Memories

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Linda Scott

January 17, 2021

I have known Jimmy my entire life and what a wonderful friend he was to everyone he met. Always had a smile to share. He will be truly missed.

Pat Martin

January 16, 2021

Good Morning Jerry and Karen and Family,
Thoughts and Prayers your way, Good memories of Jimmy and all back in the day. Many a good river trips. May God bless you all and heal all sorrow. Love you guys
Pat

felton hayes

January 15, 2021

Jimmy and I were good friends in high school. We di d a lot together. We were together when he met his wife many years ago. In 1976 I moved to Houston Texas to work. I would see Jimmy at class reunion. I have been in Houston 45 years now. Thursday last week I wanted to talk to Jimmy so I called him and that was a good time. Then I got the message the next day that he had died. I was so shocked I could not stand it. Jimmy rest in peace.












Amanda Walsh - Johnson

January 14, 2021

Well as a child I always called you dad because I hung with Kristie. You and mom were always so welcoming and we're never upset when I knocked on your door to hang out.
Tara, Kristie & all the rest of the family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time. Remember just because he's not in sight he is still with you in your heart and he's always looking over you.

Catherine Oelschlaeger

January 14, 2021

Remembering his smile, his hearty laughter, his honest approach to people and life as well as the respect he has always had in my eyes,

You will be truly missed, Jimmy. Until we meet again, keep our Heavenly family company.

Susan & Marvin Simms

January 14, 2021

Remember all the hay rides? What a wonderful time we all had! So much laughing from the adults (???) and the kids too. Keep those memories close now. The memories like this are the ones that will help you through this time until you all can start to heal. We are here if you ever need. Lots of love and hugs

Gloria Haynes Ferrelli

January 14, 2021

Sad that I never had the opportunity to know my cousin but knowing he is aHicks and a family member I know he must have been a wonderful man. Blessing and prayers to all. I am on Facebook with Jerry so he does keep me updated. Love and prayers to all

James Walker

January 12, 2021

Rest in Peace my dear friend, I was honored and blessed to have you as a friend for over 50 years. You , Karen and all of your family are so special to me and my family. I will see you again but in the meantime I have so many wonderful memories to hold onto.

Richard & Janet Acampora

January 12, 2021

Karen our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Enjoyed playing Texas Hold em with Jimmy. His laugh was contagious. We always had a great time. Janet and Dick Acampora

Merri Wilson

January 11, 2021

So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a sweet and sincere friend. Know he will be greatly missed. Prayers for Karen and family and friends. May the void he left be filled with the good memories.
Bunny and Jeff