Douglas Allen Hicks, 64, of Quitman, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Douglas Hicks was born on January 29, 1954 in Dallas to David Paul and Doris (Tinney) Hicks. He graduated from Quitman High School in 1972 and joined the military afterwards. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. On March 31, 1978 in Rockville, Maryland, he married Darlene (Peeples) Hicks. Douglas owned and worked on his dairy farm for 26 years, retiring in 2007.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, Darlene Hicks of Quitman; parents, Paul and Doris Hicks of Quitman; sons, Michael Hicks of Quitman, Daniel Hicks and wife Erin of Quitman; daughters, Brandy Dawn Hicks and husband Christian Schoenewald of Charlottesville, VA, and Katie Wallace and husband Kaleb of Sulphur Springs; Brothers, Dr. Norman Hicks and wife Brenda of Quitman, and Mark Hicks and wife Tamra of Quitman; Sister, Cathy Nardecchia and husband Eddie Of Quitman; Grandchildren Justin Cole Hicks, Fisher Kenneth Wallace, Brailey Michelle Walace and Ashton Ray Hicks; Best Friends, Eddie Nardecchia and Neal Decker; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service for Douglas Hicks will be held on Monday, 6:00 PM, March 12, 2018 at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Norman Hicks officiating.
Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Daniel Hicks, Michael Hicks, Neal Decker, Eddie Nardecchia, Mark Hicks, Norman Hicks, Kaleb Wallace and David Hefner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association or Charity Water in memory of Doug.