Mr. Bobby E. Hicks, Sr., of Oakdale departed this life at his residence in Oakdale on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:09 p.m. He had attained the age of 79 years, eight months and 16 days.
Mr. Hicks was born on July 17, 1935 at Holland, Mo., the son of Clarence and Nona (Jackson) Hicks. He was united on marriage to Ruth Ann Crawford on October 27, 1953 in Kennett, Mo, and she survives his passing.
Bobby worked as a repair man for General Motors for 28 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Red Bud. Bobby loved woodworking and he enjoyed collecting die cast automobiles.
Also surviving his passing are his four children, Bobby Hicks, Jr. and special friend Jackie Bailey of Harrisburg, Ricky Hicks of Oakdale, Reggie Hicks and wife Serena of Red Bud, and Lisa Carns of Coulterville; two brothers, Donald Hicks and wife Renee of Franklin, Ky., and Jeffrey Hicks and wife Judy of Red Bud; three sisters, Francis Powell of Steele, Mo., Brenda Davis and husband Perry of Perryville, Mo., and Linda Davis and husband Larry of Bowling Green, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer (Aaron) Reeb, Amy Musielak, Christopher Hicks, Steven (Erica) Hicks, Chapen (Dawn) Miller, Justin (Nicole) Hicks, Jordan (Jennifer) Hicks, Phillip Hicks, Monica (Dallas) Beaty, Jamey (Misty) Carns and Nathaniel Carns; 14 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Floyd, Thomas and Elbert Hicks; two sisters, Necie Sneed and Mary Jane Noble; a grandson, Seth Hicks and a great grandson Blake Keaton.
Funeral services were held at the German Funeral Home in Steele, Mo., on Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele, Mo.
Should friends desire memorials can be made to the Church of Christ in Red Bud or the Celtic Hospice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.