"C. Jim Hicks" Dec 9, 1935 - Nov 7, 2012 EDMOND Clayton James Hicks Jr., "C. Jim Hicks" was the son of Clayton and Lucille Hicks. He was born December 9, 1935, in OKC, OK. He was promoted from this life on November 7, 2012, in OKC, OK. Jim has stated that his greatest achievement in life was receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and he was serving Him as an active member of Quail Springs Baptist Church. Jim grew up in the OKC area, attending Capitol Hill High School, graduating in 1954. Jim attended OU, worked for his father at Advance Plumbing and Heating Co., then later for Matherly Mechanical Contractors. In 1978, Jim moved to Lawton, OK to partner with the J.C. Hester Co., retiring in 1991. He returned to Matherly Mechanical Contractors, where he again retired in 2002. Jim served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard 205th for 21 years, retiring as SMSGT/E8. Jim was a 56-year member of the UA (United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters). Jim served on the state committee which co-authored the "Oklahoma Mechanical Licensing Act." His parents, Clayton and Lucille Hicks, preceded him in death. Jim is survived by his wife, Kaye, of their home; sister, Marilyn Smith; brother, Tom Hicks and wife Connie; brother, John Hicks and wife Cheryl; son, Clay Hicks and wife Gayle; son, Jeff Hicks and wife Cindy; daughter, Denise Shepard and husband Steve; as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Memorial Park Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held for Jim at Fort Sill National Cemetery on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 9 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at Quail Springs Baptist Church in OKC at 2 p.m.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 11, 2012