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William Richard Hicks

 

William Richard Hicks, 70, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away unexpectantly Sunday, April 19, 2020 at his home.

A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late A.R. Hicks Jr. and Mary Jane Ball. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was self employed in fencing and landscaping.

A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service: https://vimeo.com/412835841

Surviving are his wife; Dorothy J. Hicks, three sons; William Richard Hicks Jr. of Henderson, Richard Thomas Hicks of Greenville, Al Hicks of Oxford, a daughter; Jamie Hicks Singletary of Durham, one grandson; Joseph Allen Boyd, a brother; David Hicks of Oxford, two sisters; Phyllis Hicks of Chapel Hill and Susie Hicks of Oxford.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association by mail at 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202, online at diabetes.org or by calling 1-800-342-2383.

43 Comments

  • Sherry Hester Posted April 20, 2020 6:59 pm

    I am sorry to here of Richard’s passing. I am praying for Dot and the family.

  • Carolyn and Craig Morford Posted April 20, 2020 7:52 pm

    Praying for Richard’s family. So sorry for your loss. Known and loved his family for many years. God bless all of you.

  • Jane Lloyd Posted April 20, 2020 8:18 pm

    Dot I am so sorry about Richard. I am thinking and praying for you

  • Jo Mangum Posted April 20, 2020 9:55 pm

    My heart goes out to all the family. Lean upon God for strength and understanding. Richard is with Him now.

  • Kathy Boyd Posted April 20, 2020 10:38 pm

    Dot, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Amy Knott Posted April 20, 2020 11:07 pm

    Amy Knott and Jane Parrott send love and prayers to William Richard’s family. He will be missed.

  • R.C. DANIEL, JR. Posted April 20, 2020 11:14 pm

    I MET RICHARD SOME NEAR 20 YEAR’S AGO THROUGH THE MOSS STOCK FARM IN KITTRELL, N.C.. WE BOTH HELPED CLIFTON MOSS WITH FENCING, HAYING, AND I WITH CATTLE WORK. RICHARD AND I JOINED UP IN THE FENCING. BETWEEN THE TWO OF US WE HAD CONTACTS IN 6-7 COUNTIES. WE WORKED TOGETHER FOR BOUT 10 YEAR I RECKON. WE CAN WERE ALWAYS IN CONTACT WITH EACHOTHER. RICHARD GOT OUTTA THE BOARER GOATS ND INTO DONKEYS. THE CATTLE AND HORSES. RICHARD WAS A QUIET TYPE FELLAR.

  • Deborah Tuck Posted April 21, 2020 1:35 am

    Dot, I am so sorry about Richard. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Gary Owens Posted April 21, 2020 1:51 am

    Thanks for being such a friend and mentor when I was learning the art of processing meat when we worked together for so many years at Lowes Foods in Oxford. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • Mary Tharrington Posted April 21, 2020 2:18 am

    So Sorry to hear of William Richards passing. Prayers from the Rowland family.

  • sammy bottoms Posted April 21, 2020 1:53 pm

    DAVID AND DOT,I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RICHARD.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME.

  • Angela & Ohmer Johnson Posted April 21, 2020 3:06 pm

    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Ohmer and Richard rode many miles together on their beloved horses. Richard and Dot have been fantastic neighbors to us for over 16 years. Our sincere condolences to all of Richard’s family; especially his wife Dot. May he rest in peace in God’s loving arms.

  • Joe E Haskins Posted April 21, 2020 3:45 pm

    Dot, David , and family. Our thoughts and payers are with you now and in the future. Richard was a fine man and will be missed by family and friends. May God bless you.

  • Judi and Doug Culver Posted April 21, 2020 5:06 pm

    We will miss Richard around our “neighborhood.” When we came here 20 years ago, Richard had goats. He (or Dot) called to tell us when they had babies and we so enjoyed that. And then came the donkeys and their babies. I also am also saddened by Dot having to be moved out of her home. If there is any family or charitable fund being set up, we would love to donate. He will be missed.

    • Debbie Kienzle Posted April 21, 2020 8:43 pm

      Hi Judy and Doug. Dot is still living in her home, but right now she is at the hospital hoping to come soon. Alice Crowder her sister and Debbie Kienzle will be there with her helping her with her illness as well as helping her mourn her loss. Thank you for your beautiful and you for your beautiful and sincere comments.

  • Dorothy Overby Posted April 21, 2020 7:14 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Richard. Our thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.

  • Debbie Kienzle Posted April 21, 2020 7:17 pm

    Richard you were a very special friend to me. I respected and admired your courage to stay by Dot’s side throughout all of her illness. I will continue to honor your wishes and be here to help her throughout her journey here on earth. Fly high my friend and watch over us as lifes struggles continue to come upon us. I know God has got you now and you’ll never be tired again. Hugs and missing you and your craziness already!!

  • Rhonda Miller Posted April 21, 2020 7:42 pm

    To the Hicks Family and Friends I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Richard was an Awesome person The time that I knew him everytime I was around him we talked about horseback riding etc. Cowboy Stuff ! 😊 and he was so easy going and calm I learned alot Richard my friend RIP You will be missed Between You Me and Uncle David — ” Go John Wayne”

  • R.C. DANIEL, JR. Posted April 21, 2020 8:09 pm

    FOLKS IN THE LAST 2 DAYS I. HAVE FROM VANCE, GRANVILLE, FRANKLIN AND TODAY TO WARRENTON COUNTY. EVERY PERSON I RAN ACROSS OR WENT TO SEE KNEW AND ADMIRED RICHARD HICKS. WE ALL HAVE LOST A VALUABLE FRIEND FROM HERE TO YOUNDER. I TRULY DO MISS RICHARD SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WAS A ONE OF A KIND GUY TO ALL. TODAY I SAW IN PERSON A DEVICE THAT RICHARD AND I WOULD LOVE TO OF HAD. A SHO NUFF BLUE IN COLOR, A EXTREME POST DRIVER. RICHARD HAD BOUGHT THE BIG KING HITTER POST DRIVER. AFTER I LEARNED TO HANDLE IT AÑD DRIVE POSTS, THAT’S WHEN RICHARD HAD TO SIT IN THE TRACTOR. BECAUSE I WAS THE DRIVER OPERATOR. MAN I MISS RICHARD AND FENCING. WATCH OVER ME SON. RCD.

  • Doug and Brenda Wilson Posted April 21, 2020 8:48 pm

    So very sorry for everyone’s loss. I knew Richard all my life and he was a gentle soul. May God comfort you in your time of mourning.

  • Rebecca Booth Posted April 21, 2020 9:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about Richard! Richard was always there for me and he will surely be missed! My prayers go out to Dot and the rest of the family!

  • Dennis Harris Posted April 21, 2020 10:08 pm

    Known Richard all my life. Went to school with him and David. When we moved back to Granville County he and Dot was one of the first people to come by and visit. We lived back behind him through the woods. Help him cut some new riding trails. Wish he was around to use them. Sure will miss seeing him he was one of a kind. Dot, if you need anything, please let us know.

  • Beth Ragan Gad Posted April 21, 2020 11:55 pm

    I didn’t really know Richard, I had only met him a few times, but I felt like I knew him through his sister. Susie and I were work colleagues for decades. Susie loved her brother RIchard and never failed to keep me posted about his life. Whenever either of them found themselves in a rough patch, Richard and Susie were rock solid supporters of each other. That’s what family is for. My heart goes out to the entire Hicks family, and especially to Dot. Sending love to you all, as I know your hearts are broken.

  • Robert Spencer Posted April 22, 2020 12:52 am

    Know that Debbie and I are thinking of you and the family at this time.Sorry for your loss cannot say enough at this time.

  • Faye Noell Flora Posted April 22, 2020 7:19 am

    Dot. My prayers go out to the family at your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts.

  • David White Posted April 22, 2020 11:28 am

    So very sorry to hear, Praying for you and the family, Dot.

  • Clearwater Hydraulics Posted April 22, 2020 12:13 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Richard’s passing. Prayers for the family.

  • Cynthia Bryant Posted April 22, 2020 3:19 pm

    I am so sorry for loss of this man to his family. We would ride on trails together in the Cannady Mill Road area, and other organized trails that he attended and supported. Always a kind word he shared and he loved riding his horse. He was always happy when on the trails with his horse. We truly will miss his presence on the rides and Granville County lost another horseman and supporter of the riding groups in Granville County. Prayers be with you and his extended family.

  • Joanne Tippett Posted April 22, 2020 5:09 pm

    To all the Hicks families, I am so sorry to hear about Richard. He was a sweet guy and a hard working man. My prayers for God’s healing during this awful time. I enjoyed him as a friend over the years. So sad.

  • Bill and Cindy Bailey Posted April 22, 2020 6:09 pm

    Richard was one of a kind. He helped people, without hesitation. He was a listening friend to everything. He knew so much about everything and shared that knowledge often. Our driveway caved in a couple of years ago. This was a major problem because our business was at the end of the road. It was tiring and exhausting work to dig it out and do the repair. Richard and his equipment was there everyday to work. He didn’t have to be asked, he just was there. His expertise and good humor made everyone smile. Men like Richard are becoming fewer and fewer to find. God definitely got a great angel Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We will certainly miss him.

  • David Guthrie and Vanessa Craft Posted April 22, 2020 6:27 pm

    Richard and Dot moved into their home about the same time we did roughly 20 years ago. They were both so kind and welcoming to us. Richard and I were very good friends and we helped each other on and off with farm items. He was such a giving person and never hesitated to help anyone. He helped us all here in this area where we live in many ways. You could not find a kinder man. This is such a great loss for us all. Even though I did not see him everyday, I will miss him dearly.

  • Whitney Lewus Posted April 23, 2020 12:19 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Richard. He was such a kind man. I rode with him several times and truly enjoyed sharing in his love of horses and riding. The world lost a good man. I’m praying for his family.

  • Harold and Bettie Tucker Posted April 23, 2020 12:29 am

    Deepest Sympathy to the family of William Richard.

  • Jerri, Pam, Shelia, Zandra & Betsy Posted April 23, 2020 1:47 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Richard will be missed.

  • Brena Jones Posted April 23, 2020 6:09 pm

    Richard & Dot both were so welcoming when I moved here 7 years ago. Richard was a dear & wonderful friend, who always looked out for me, & I will deeply miss our frequent talks & shared projects. His unfailing generosity & kindness made a huge difference in my life, that I will never forget. We shared a love of horses & he was always eager to show me the new trails he’d made or was planning & he never hesitated to help me or anyone else that needed a hand. We have all lost a truly great person. May his example of all the best qualities inspire many others to pass it on.

  • Sandy Whitfield Posted April 24, 2020 6:35 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Praying for Dot and family.

  • Buck and Barbara Lane Posted April 24, 2020 10:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He will be greatly missed.

  • ernie averett Posted April 25, 2020 1:27 pm

    So sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. A fine fellow in every way. May God rest this gentle soul.

  • Susan Dixon Posted April 25, 2020 10:30 pm

    Richard was well loved by family, friends, and neighbors. I feel honored to have known him as a friend and cherish the memory of the many miles we have ridden together. The rides at his house were a place where friends gathered for good fun and fellowship. Richard always had snacks for us at the end of the ride. Dot, you and Richard welcomed us like we were all family. He will be greatly missed and will remain in my heart as one of the kindest people I have ever known. I will never forget his gentle nature and the friendship he showed everyone around him. Ride on cowboy, from now on, I will ride with the memory of you in my heart. God bless Richard and his family.

  • Erica Pawlak Posted April 26, 2020 11:52 pm

    I had the privilege of knowing Richard through his neighbor, Brena, for the past several years. He was such a kind and generous soul, and will be terribly missed.

  • Brian Ball Posted April 28, 2020 5:27 pm

    Richard was my cousin. I’m at a loss for words. The sudden passing of a loved one is hard to understand. Today I’m looking at old photo albums of the wonderful times our families shared. He will always be with us.

  • Russell Murray Posted April 29, 2020 11:53 pm

    So sorry to hear about Richard’s passing ! I went to school with him ! He was a good man & I will miss him ! My thoughts & prayers go out to the family!

  • Becky/Danny Dean Posted May 4, 2020 1:42 pm

    We are so sorry for your Loss, Richard was such a sweet nice man, a good friend and loyal customer at our tack shop. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Richard rest in Peace.

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