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    - Ashley Robinson
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    - Tammy Whitnable
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    - Robyn Tillman

HICKS, Jr., 62

PORT CHARLOTTE - Jimmy Roland Hicks, Jr., born on April 3, 1956 in Bartow, Florida, to Helen (Coulter) Hicks and the late Jimmy Roland Hicks; passed away at age 62 on May 10, 2018 in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Jimmy graduated from The University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1978. He was a teacher in the Polk County School System until retiring in 2017, where he found his calling through education, spending most of his professional career working with at-risk children.
Jimmy was the loving husband of Melissa (Cullum) Hicks. He is survived by his daughters, Candace Gallo (Stephen) and Lyndsay Britt (Dustin); step-daughters Amber Locke, Casey Cardoso, and Rachel Nettles (Brett); sisters, Susan Davis and Karen Donhaiser (Mike); brother, Ronald 'Buddy' Hicks (Annette); and grandchildren, Maverick Britt, Jesalyn Cardoso, and Layla Cardoso.
He had a passion for salt water and enjoyed fishing, but liked catching better. He was a skilled carpenter and gifted musician, playing the guitar and drums. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church, where he shared his musical gifts and love for the Lord.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a memorial, officiated by Pastors Terry Coe and Adam Mayfield, on Saturday, May 19 with visitation at 10:00 am, followed by the service at 11:00 at Main Street Baptist Church, 1140 E Main St, Bartow, Florida, 33830. Jimmy has requested that we celebrate his life and not mourn during this time. In his own words, he stated, 'no black dresses.' In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Main Street Baptist in Jimmy's honor.

Religious Service Information
Main Street Baptist Church
1140 E Main St
Bartow, FL 33830
Published in Ledger from May 15 to May 16, 2018
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