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Clifton Hicks

Clifton Hicks, 73, of Payne, passed away at 10:53  AM, Monday, November 22, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Clifton was born in Fredsville, Kentucky on September 4, 1937, a son of the late Julia (Wireman) and Bertral Hicks.

He worked at BF Goodrich, retiring in 1997, but also worked at Permaglass. He was a member of Continental Missionary Baptist Church.

On June 11, 1960 he married Clotine Slone, who survives.  He will be sadly missed by his wife; daughter, Angie ( Neil) Gordon of Paulding; son, Greg (Nata) of Bowling Green, KY; grandchildren, Katie, Vlad & Nika Hicks & Josiah Gordon; sisters, Terrie Baumgartner of Indianapolis & Donna DeVore of Payne; brothers, Billy Joe of Antwerp, Carles, Jacky & Lacy Dean all of Payne. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Bruxie Smalley & brother, Adrain.    

Services are at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River St., Antwerp, at 11 am on Saturday, November 27th,  with viewing one hour prior. Pastor Bruce Robertson will officiate.

Viewing is also Friday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm.

Burial is at Lehman Cemetery.

Memorials are to Continental Missionary Baptist Church.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Dear Clo, Angie, Greg and families....  we are so sorry to learn of your husband and Father's death.  He was a good man..honest, hardworking and he sure loved you all.  I'm very thankful I had the good fortune of being his insurance man several years ago....and doing my best to win his trust and confidence.  He'll be missed...but fondly remembered.  With our sympathy, Jim and Vicki Hooker, Mesa, Arizona

Jim and Vicki Hooker Dec 6 2010 12:00 AM

Clo and all--Mike and I are so saddened to hear about Red's passing.  He was so good to our mother.  Know that he is in the hands of the Lord now.  He's out there fishing with the rest of them now!

Barb McCarthy and Mike Onley Nov 24 2010 12:00 AM

Aunt Clo, Greg, and Angie,

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mike, Julie, Miranda, and Ethan Hicks Nov 24 2010 12:00 AM

Our hearts are so heavy and sad for the loss of our uncle "Red", But heaven is a richer place.  He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. No words can express our feeling but we send our love and prayers to Aunt Clo, Greg, and Angie and all the grandchildren.  We love you guys.   Margaret Ann

Margaret Gibson Nov 23 2010 12:00 AM

Angie and Family so sorry to hear about your dad we will keep you in our prayers. Marty and Jane Jones

Jane Jones Nov 23 2010 12:00 AM

We give thanks to God for Clifton's life and all that he gave to his family and others.  Our hearts, prayers and love go out to you as you grief his loss.  May your burden be lightened by his christian example of eternal life with Jesus and all the wonderful memories you share of his love for you.  Leo Buscaglia said, "Cruelty comes from the weak, gentleness can only come from the strong".  My memories of "Red" are of strong, gentle man of God.  God be with you.

Don & Beulah Pifer Nov 23 2010 12:00 AM


RUTH LEE Nov 23 2010 12:00 AM