Gary Lee Hicks, 74, of Wayton, died at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Sunday, Nov. 29 (2020). Funeral is 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the First Assembly of God in Jasper with Brother Steve Holt and Brother Kenny Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Wayton Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Coffman Funeral Home.
The son of Author Lee and Imogene (Henderson) Hicks was born in Wayton, on Oct. 12, 1946.
While living in Springdale Gary worked at HK Porter and Krauss Construction. After moving to Wayton, he worked mainly for the Newton County Road Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Kathryn Hicks and his father, Author Lee Hicks.
Survivors include his mother, Imogene Hicks; two sons, Scott Hicks of Huntsville and Steve Hicks, of Wayton; his daughter, Shelly Smith, of Vendor; his brother, Hal Hicks, of Berryville; his sister, Judy Sullins, of Springdale; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Channing Hicks, Dawson Hicks, Trayson Hicks, Curtis Clark, Quentin Clark and Colt Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers are Braylon Hicks, Ryker Hicks, JR Looper, Hope Brasel, Paul Lasater, Troy Walker, and Desiree Looper.