Don Hicks, 71, passed away Thursday July 7, 2022 at home in Canton, MS, surrounded by his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:30 am Monday, July 11, 2022 at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel in Canton. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am Monday at Culpepper Funeral Home in Canton.
Don is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances Jerkins Hicks, his son Don Hicks, Jr. (Victoria), his daughters Bethany Sears (Wayne) and Anna Phillips (Eric), his brother Jimmy Hicks (Pam) and his sister Barbara Hathorne.
Don is also survived by his grandchildren Peyton Pigg (Jamie), Caleb Hicks (Halle), Kolton Pigg (Sarah), Grayson Hicks, McKenzie Clements (Austin), Anna Grace Corcoran and Callie Phillips, his great grandchildren Brayden, Kasen, Dawson, Blakely, Aidan and Eli and his four legged companion Libby.
Most of his adult life Don worked as a mechanic and then retired from the City of Canton as the assistant Public Works Director in 2009. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict and also a former member of the American Legion.
Don loved all of his family and his little piece of land, “Sunshine Acres”, his home of 25 years
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Annie Mae Hicks, his brothers Darrell, Willie Jr, Carl, Allen, Marvin, Bobby and his sister Janie.
The family would like to thank AccentCare (StaHome) Home Health and Hospice. A special thanks to his nurses Chris Bass and Amber Aylesworth, social worker Angela Golden, and Chaplain Julie Orr.