CANALOU - The Rev. Jerry Lloyd Hicks, 66, died at 7:33 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 31, 1938, at Elkland, son of the late Jesse Leroy and Laura Lipe Hicks, he served with the U.S. Navy in Guam following the Korean War. He had been a diesel truck mechanic for Bootheel Transportation Company, Southland Trucking Corporation and Malone and Hyde. A member and senior deacon of the First Baptist Church in Canalou, he was also an ordained minister and served area nursing homes and held a truck stop ministry for truck drivers.
On Feb. 27, 1960, in Sikeston, he married Frankie Mae Jones who survives of the home.
Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Danny and Donna Hicks and Scotty Hicks of Sikeston and Sammy and Carla Hicks of Morenci, Ariz.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Anita "Penny" and Cliff Beasley of Mascoutah, Ill., Janie and Mike Drews of Matthews, Donna and Chris Fabey of Sikeston and Lori Ann and David Dickerson of Farmington; two sisters, Ethel Kaden and Norma Jean Hays of Springfield; and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Julie Diane Hicks, six brothers and four sisters.
Services were conducted Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The Rev. Dewayne Coleman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Canalou officiated.
The Missouri Military Honor Guard conducted graveside rites at the Missouri State Veterans' Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Pallbearers were: Howard McCain, Justin McCain, Jeff Gates, Roger Garza, Larry Graham II and Jeremy Beasley.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the First Baptist Church Adult Sunday school class.