March 28, 1941 - January 31, 2019
Ernest C. "Ernie" Hicks, Sr., 77, of Meadowview, VA passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. He was born in Watauga County, NC on March 28, 1941, a son of the late Samuel Charles Hicks, Jr.and Susie Esther Rominger Hicks. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Casey and Brenda Baumgardner; and one brother, Albert Hicks. e retired from the maintenance department at Emory and Henry College and later went to work for the town of Abingdon, VA working in the Sewer and Maintenance department where he also retired. He had attended Midway Memorial Chapel in Saltville, VA. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Teressa Garland Hicks; two daughters, Donna Gilliam and her husband, Billy, of Chilhowie, VA and Tabitha Brown of Goldsboro, NC; two sons, Ernest Hicks, Jr. and his wife, Lela, of Bluff City, TN and DeWayne Hicks of Meadowview, VA; five sisters, Barbara Testerman of Emory, VA, Glenda Prater of Meadowview, VA, Mary Taylor of Glade Spring, VA, Debbie Keesee of Goldsboro, NC, and Esther Rutherford of Meadowview, VA; three brothers, Edward Hicks of Emory, VA, Tommy Hicks of Salisbury, NC, and Johnny Hicks of Glade Spring, VA; nine grandchildren, Nikki Gilliam, Brandi Gilliam, Joshua Ashley, Meadow McCracken, Dustin Hicks, Toby Hicks, Grace Hicks, Heather Malone, and Jonathan Malone; 16 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, friends, and his favorite fur baby, Max. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Garrett Funeral Home or at any other times at his residence. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM with Pastor Kenneth Gilbert officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Penny F. Garrett Foundation, P.O. Box 832, Damascus, VA 24236. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mr. Hicks and his family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236; ph.#: (276) 475-3631.
Ernest C. "Ernie" Hicks, Sr., 77, of Meadowview, VA passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, TN. He was born in Watauga County, NC on March 28, 1941, a son of the late Samuel Charles Hicks, Jr.and... View Obituary & Service Information
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