Isaac L. Hicks Jr., 83, of Wilmington passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.
He was born July 5, 1932 in Moore County, North Carolina, the son of the late Isaac Lindsey Hicks Sr. and Lilly Frances Patterson. He is preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Donavee K. Hicks and a sister.
Isaac worked from the time he was 13 years of age till the last day of his life in the logging industry. He loved to be outside, especially in his yard working on things and doing special projects around home. When he was relaxing at home he was known to watch westerns day and night, including but not limited to Gunsmoke and Bonanza. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be deeply missed by all.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Issac “Ike” Hicks III (Melanie) and Mike Hicks; daughters, Tammy Doby (Dean) and Charlie Hicks (Tony); 11 grandchildren, Haley, Whitney, Hanna, Jessica, Chrissy, Marty, Heather, Skye, Lindsay, Jordan and Ike; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hicks and Lois Hamilton; family friend, Brandon; and numerous other loving family and friends.
The family would like to thank Sandy and Susan, Lower Cape Fear Hospice nurses and especially Kathy the nurse, for all his special care.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.
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