Austin E. Hicks – Obituary

By  | April 20, 2017 | Filed under: Obituaries, Peck Funeral Home

Funeral service for Austin E. Hicks, 85, will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Gandy’s Cove United Methodist Church with Bro. John Daniel Russell officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Key Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Gandy’s Cove United Methodist Church.


Mr. Hicks died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Summerford Nursing Home. He was born July 25, 1931, in Limestone County to James Luther Hicks and Bessie Carter Hicks. He was an Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency of the U.S. Government and also was employed by Wolverine Tube prior to his retirement. He served in U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was also a graduate of Athens High School and Athens College. Mr. Hicks was a long time member of Gandy’s Cove United Methodist Church. A favorite time of his life was coaching Falkville girls softball in the late seventies and early eighties. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include :
his Wife:
Martha Key Hicks
Two Daughters:
Carol Hicks Bennich (Dewayne),and
Susan Hicks Eddy (Charles)
Three Grandchildren:
Keaton Bennich,
Mary Kate Eddy and
Carson Eddy
Pallbearers will be Don Leathers, Keaton Bennich, Carson Eddy, Max Schrimsher, Josh Hamilton, and Garry Cassidy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gandy’s Cove UMC Missions fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Peck Funeral Home

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