The Cleveland community lost one of its finest members on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, when William Scott Hicks met his Savior face-to-face.
He was the son of Sonny and Pat Hicks; the oldest of three children: sister, Kellye Hicks Bender and brother, Wesley Patrick Hicks; his godparents were Eddie and Milteen Cartwright of Cleveland.
A lifelong resident of Cleveland, he attended Mayfield Elementary School, Cleveland Junior High School and Cleveland High School (Class of 1977). He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He spent most of his early life as a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was an owner of Hicks Sales and Universal Assemblies, two family businesses he helped found and grow.
He was married to Robin Roberts Hicks for 33 years. She was his best friend and the love of his life. The two were a shining example of a Christ-centered marriage. He and Robin raised two children whom he adored, David Hicks and Laura Harris, both of Cleveland. He loved his son-in-law, Kyle, and daughter-in-law, Tami, as his own. The joy he felt over being “Bubba” to his four precious grandchildren was unsurpassed.
He was an especially active member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland, where he served as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher, a member of several committees, a leader of numerous Bible studies, and an all-around servant and encourager of others. He loved Jesus Christ and lived a life of worship and service to his Savior. He was an enthusiastic patron of many local organizations and a willing helper to any individual in need. He was a great supporter of local schools and sports teams, volunteering his time and resources to help young people succeed.
He is survived by his wife, Robin; children: David (Tami) and Laura (Kyle); grandchildren: Brooklynn, Hadley, Hayes, and Jackson; parents, Sonny and Pat; sister, Kellye (Andy); brother, Wes (Amy); mother-in-law, Jodie; brother-in-law, Mike (Patti); nieces and nephews: Tyler, Brad, Brannon, Kate, Kari, and Mary Elizabeth; also his dear friends: Rick Barnett, Kent Berry, Mike Sharp, Kevin Moore, Jim Gibson, Larry McSpadden, Andy Davis, Scott Brown, Eric Moyen, Jake Stum and countless others. His loved ones look forward to a glorious reunion with him in the future.
The memorial service for Scott will be held at First Baptist Church of Cleveland today, Aug. 13, 2013, at 7 p.m.
The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service, beginning at 3 p.m.
If you would like to send the family a social media message expressing your sympathies, you may do so on the “Life Reflections Page for Scott Hicks” on Facebook. You may also express condolences on the Companion Funeral Services website at www.companionfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Scott’s honor may be made to People for Care and Learning at peopleforcare.org.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.