Mr. Patrick Mills Hicks, of LaGrange, died on July 28, 2014 at the Florence Hand Home.
Mr. Hicks was born on November 16, 1932 in Talladega, Alabama to the late Hiram Marion Hicks, Sr. and Lena Frances Hyde Hicks. He was the youngest of four children, and in addition to his parents, his siblings preceded him in death.
Mr. Hicks received B.S and M.S. Degrees in Chemistry from Auburn University and had additional graduate work at University of Georgia and Auburn University. Among his many accomplishments, he was a member of Sigma Xi, a very prestigious science honor society at Auburn. After having been a part of the R.O.T.C. program while at Auburn, he faithfully served his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Army. As an educator, Mr. Hicks taught Chemistry, Physics and General Science at LaGrange College from 1958 until his retirement in 1999. After retirement, he continued to teach for several more years at the Springwood School in Lanett. Mr. Hicks was also an active adult worker for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Dunson United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Richard Donald Jolly officiating. There will be a time of visitation for friends and colleagues beginning at 12:30 on Thursday until funeral hour at the funeral home. Private interment services will be held.
On line condolences may be sent to www.higginslagrangechapel.com . In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Springwood School, 1814 Cherry Drive, Lanett, Alabama, 36863 or the
Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, 706-884-7117.