|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1946|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 2013|
ANADARKO Funeral for Hicks Boyiddle II, 66, Anadarko, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Comanche Community Center, Apache, with Pastor Milton Otis officiating.
Mr. Boyiddle went to his heavenly home Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
Burial with full military honors will follow at KCA Cemetery, Boone, under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.
Wake service will be from 6 to midnight Thursday at the Comanche Community Center with Pastor Sonny Ware officiating.
Hicks was born Oct. 7, 1946, to Jimmy F. Boyiddle and Mamie White Kadayso in Boone. He grew up in the Boone-Apache area and attended Boone-Apache Schools. He was a member of the Apache Tribe and worked there many years before retiring. Hicks also worked with Donnie Laferr for many years. He enjoyed working in the ministry, oldies dances, sports, and being around his grandchildren. Hicks was known for his singing and love for the Lord. He was a member of the Washita Full Gospel Church, where he served as a deacon. Hicks served in the United States Army from April 1965 to October 1969, a total of 43 months, earning the rank of specialist four. He took his Basic Combat Training and advanced Individual training (as a Personnel Specialist) at Fort Polk, La.. He was then assigned, from August 1965 to May, 1966, to the 708th Maintencance Battalion of the 8th Infantry Division at Baumholder, Germany. Sp4 Boyiddle volunteered for service in Vietnam and arrived in June 1966 at Ton-son-Nhut. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Artilley (Aerial Rocket Artillery) of the 1st Gunner for the Division (Airmobile) based at An Khe. His duties included Ammo Handler and Door Gunner for the Division's Huey helicopter fleet. The 2/20th became known as "Blue Max" and supported ground troops by inserting and withdrawing them into and from hostile enemy terrority, made landing zone preparation, provided counter-fire against hostile enemy positions and conducted medical evacuation of wounded soldiers. Numerous missions were under intense hostile enemy fire. Sp4 Boyiddle returned home in February 1968 and was stationed at Fort Sill. He spent a total of 20 months in Vietnam. Sp4 Boyiddle fought in four campaings: Counteroffensive, Counteroffensive Phases II and III and the Tet Counteroffensive. His awards included the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with/4 Battle Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Aircrew Badge and Marksman Qualification Badge with Rifle and M60 Machine Gun Bars. Hicks was a current member of the Comanche Indian Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Southwest Vietnam Veterans, where he was the current chaplain. He was united in marriage to Ruthie Annette Toehay Otis on Oct. 17, 1987, and to this union was born two sons.
He is survived by his wife of the home, one daughter, Verna LaRue and husband Martin Quiterio; three sons: Garrick Boyiddle and his wife Ladonna, and Jimmy Boyiddle, of Anadarko; and Edson Hicks Boyiddle and wife Anna Shanta, of Mescalero, N.M.; two brothers: William Boyiddle Sr. and Raymond Tselee, of Anadarko; three special sisters: Joyce Vinyard, Marcia Davilla and Shirley Davilla, of Anadarko; two adopted children: Kevin Geimausaddle, of Lawton; and Nadalee Sanders, of Anadarko; two special nieces: Kelly Boyiddle, of Anadarko; and Gabi Morris, of Stroud; 11 grandchildren: Torrey and Quintana Goombi, Sy Boyiddle and Haven Vasquez, all of Anadarko; Macey, Junior, Kashmire, Zale-Bay, and Danica, of Mescalero, N.M.; and Brandolynn and Dillynn Boyiddle, of Anadarko; five great-grandchildren: Quinsyn and Alexander Goombi, Bryslyn, Braydyn "Little Hicks," Brayslyn Boyiddle, of Anadarko; one adopted grandaughter, Samantha Wells; many cousins, nieces, nephews, loving friends, and golden oldies dance partners.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his father, Jimmy F. Boyiddle; his mother, Mamie White Kadayso; his twin brother, Eddie; and six other brothers: Silas, Robert, Stanley, Donnie, Herbert and Gary Boyiddle; one sister, Verna Boyiddle; and one granddaughter, Ella LaRue.
Hicks touched the lives of many in the Anadarko and surrounding areas. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The first accident happened in Caddo County on US 62, southeast of Anadarko. Troopers say 66-year Hicks Boyiddle II of Anadarko suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel when he ran off the road. They say he hit a ditch and fence before coming to a stop in a field.
Boyiddle was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was taken to Comanche county memorial in fair condition.
Jimmie F. Boyiddle (1914 - 1980)
Mamie Kadayso Boyiddle (1911 - 1997)
Silas Wayne Boyiddle (1928 - 1951)*
Raphale R. Boyiddle (1937 - 1976)*
Stanley Lee Boyiddle (1940 - 1981)*
Eddie Boyiddle (1946 - ____)*
Hicks Boyiddle (1946 - 2013)
Herbert Boyiddle (1949 - 2000)*
Gary Wayne Boyiddle (1950 - 1981)*
Cache Creek Cemetery
Created by: Cokeman2
Record added: Jan 13, 2013
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