May 1, 1930 - May 5, 2020
Otto Bernard Hicks Jr. (Sonny Boy), passed away from cancer on May 5, 2020 at Mary’s House (VA Foster Home) in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Hicks was born on May 1, 1930 in Hampton, Florida to Otto Bernard Hicks, Sr. and Mary Jane Cox Hicks, 6th generation Floridians. Mr. Hicks was a true “country boy”. As a young man, Mr. Hicks helped his father on the farm and that love of farming and raising livestock followed him throughout his entire life. He had a green thumb, and there was nothing that he couldn’t grow. He was happiest when he was on his tractor plowing the field and planting and caring for his garden. Mr. Hicks joined the Army during the Korean era. He later worked as a cottage parent at Sunland Training Center. Mr. Hicks is survived by three children, Robert Darrell (Julie) of Columbia SC, Sharon Elaine of Newberry, and David Christopher of Jacksonville (Amanda), and seven step-children. He has five grandchildren, Andrew Blake Misura, Janie Simmons Hicks, Jessie Adrianna Edwards-Hicks, Casey Houston Edwards-Hicks, and Travis Xavier Hicks. And in addition to his parents, Mr. Hicks was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Hazel Sexton Hicks, and his brother Charles Randolph Hicks. Due to covid-19 restrictions a graveside service for family will take place Sunday May 10, 2020 at Santa Fe Cemetery in Hampton FL. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mary’s House 3502 SW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32608 or the Santa Fe Cemetery to maintain and preserve the sanctity and history of this beautiful site in North Central Florida, Santa Fe Cemetery, PO BOX 140, Hampton, FL 32044. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke www.jonesgallagherfh.com 904-964-6200.
Otto Bernard Hicks Jr. (Sonny Boy), passed away from cancer on May 5, 2020 at Mary’s House (VA Foster Home) in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Hicks was born on May 1, 1930 in Hampton, Florida to Otto Bernard Hicks, Sr. and Mary Jane Cox Hicks,... View Obituary & Service Information
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