Ralph Edward “Red” Hicks

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Ralph Edward “Red” Hicks

  • Birth 11 Sep 1924 Strawn, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 2010 Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Kermit, Winkler County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 55677380

Red Hicks

Ralph "Red" Edward Hicks, age 85, of Kermit, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born on Thursday, September 11, 1924 in Strawn, TX to Julius and Thora (Brown) Hicks. Red served during WWII as Fireman 1st Class in the Navy. He was a longtime resident of Kermit and a member of VFW Post #6284. He married his beloved wife, Alline McKay on April 9, 1989 in Kermit. Red enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening and loved children. He was a house painter since 1950 and he prided himself in making a house look good. He was also employed with Gulf/Chevron Pipeline for a total of 40 years. Red was always laughing and he loved the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M. He loved the Lord and Alline with all his heart. Ralph was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years: Violet Hicks; parents: Julius and Thora Hicks; two brothers: Stanley and Otho Hicks. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Alline Hicks of Kermit; one daughter: Brenda Payne and husband Virgil of Mountain View, OK; two sons: Larry Farley and wife Marion of Lubbock and Danny Zumwalt and wife Tasha of Kermit; seven grandchildren: Beverly Henson, Crystal Behrent, Robert Payne, C. J. Zumwalt, Brady Farley, Jeff Farley and Ginger Riggins, sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Eastside Church of Christ in Kermit, officiated by Brother Brian McGonagill and Brother Tommy Williamson. Interment with military honors will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Payne, Eric Handlin, David McKay, Derrick Adams, Bob Parker and Ken Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Walton, Stan Mulson and Harvey Hale.



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  • Maintained by: Shawn The Grave Hunter
  • Originally Created by: B.A. Odessa
  • Added: 31 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55677380
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Edward “Red” Hicks (11 Sep 1924–29 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55677380, citing Kermit Cemetery, Kermit, Winkler County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Shawn The Grave Hunter (contributor 46481676) .