John Hicks

Go Rest High on that Mountain – Your work on earth is done!

Rev. John D. “Jay” Hicks passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea.

Born January 4, 1943, at Pool, he was a son of the late John and Madeline Hicks.

John was a retired United Methodist Pastor, having served churches in Hinton, Minnehaha Springs, Edray and Smoot. He was a proud United States Army Veteran. Amongst other accomplishments he was a member of the Greenbrier Lodge #42, a member of Kate Carpenter’s Muzzleloaders Club and a charter member of Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department, having served as Chaplain since 2004.

John had served as a Boy Scout Leader for troops in Lewisburg and Smoot. He had been a Hunter’s Education instructor for 22 years with the Department of Natural Resources. He was a Life Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association. He owned and operated Hicks Gun Shop for many years.

He loved preaching about his Lord and Savior, loved hunting, fishing, camping and working on guns. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many, many people.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Faye.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Martha Jane Hicks; four sons, Johnny Hicks, of Greenville, Tennessee, Jack Hicks, and wife, Chris, of Clintonville, Steve Hicks, and wife, Melissa, of Rupert, and Joe Hicks, and wife, Amanda, of Marlinton; grandchildren, Robin Fields, and husband, Stevie, of Rupert, Sarah Rose, and husband, J.D., of Kingwood, Mattie Hicks, and fiancé, Eric, of Morgantown, Michael Hicks, of Rupert, Eric Hicks, of Rupert, Jessica Hicks, of Clintonville, Cassidy Hicks, of Clintonville, and Braeden Hicks, of Marlinton; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Fields and Kenna Fields, both of Rupert, and Larime Hicks, of Ronceverte; two sisters, Glenna Parish, and husband, Larry, of Smoot, and Betty Roger, of Magnolia, Arkan-sas; a brother, Roy Hicks, and wife, Carol, of Clintonville; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family would like to thank the Blue Ridge Cancer Center in Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Skelton, Dr. Lynn Smith and Peyton Hospice House. A special thank you to the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department and friends and neighbors who were always there when needed. John was a very loved man and will be missed by many.

Family will receive friends December 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at James Chapel United Methodist Church in Clintonville. Funeral service is December 24, 11 a.m. at James Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastors Sam Haught and Verlin Butcher officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in James Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department.

Memorials may be made to James Chapel United Methodist Church, Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department or the Peyton Hospice House.

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