The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

April 6, 2014

Walter J. Hicks

Published 4-6-14

POND CREEK, OK — Funeral service for Walter J. Hicks, 76, of Pond Creek, Okla., will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Stittsworth Memory Chapel, with Pastor Dan Barrack officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the kind guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. Military honors will be conducted by the Silver Talon Honor Guard, Vance Air Force Base.

Walter was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Delaware, Okla., the son of Walter H. and Ethyl E. Vaughn Hicks and entered his eternal home on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

He graduated from high school in 1956 in Stinnett, Texas.

Walter served in the United States Air Force from 1957-1961, and was stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Wash., where he was an A&E mechanic and actually worked on President Eisenhower’s plane. Walter worked many years for Trinity Industries in Enid, retiring in 2002.

He joined his life as one with Carolyn M. Hicks on Sept. 19, 1964. She preceded him in death in 2011.

Walter also was preceded in death by his father and mother, Walter and Ethyl Hicks; grandparents, Walter and Eva Hicks and Aaron and Florence Vaughn; brothers, Ralph and Jay Hicks; and brother-in-law, Bill Lummus.

He is survived by his children, Debbie (Greg) Page and James (Carol) Hicks, all of Enid; five grandchildren, Crystal (Chris) McInturff of Stillwater, Venessa Palmer of Enid, Shawn (Shannon) Shadduck of Waukomis, Brandi Hicks of Enid and James (Rebecca) Hicks Jr. of Stillwater; 11 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Abigail, Cooper, Grant, Scout, Wyatt, Chloe, Zachary, Zoey, Rylie and Trey; three sisters, Sonia Lummus and Sheila Hicks of Somerville, Texas, and Sharian (Bill) Glick of Eufaula; and many other family members.

The family has selected Salvation Army as appropriate for memorial donations.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.stittsworth funeralservices.com.

(Submitted by family)

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