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Tom Hicks

Dec. 26, 1925 –

Sept. 24, 2011

The funeral service for Tom Hicks, 85, of Albany, Ga., will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kent Miller officiating, and will conclude at the chapel. Interment will be at Oak City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the chapel immediately following the service.

Tom was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Conyers, Ga., the son of Thomas Bernard Hicks and Nona Kinnett Hicks. He died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Albany Health Care.

He was a prominent and beloved realtor and owned Hicks Realty for over 20 years and in 1981 received Realtor of the Year Award. After retirement, he joined ReMax and continued his love of serving people until he was 74. He was a member of the Albany Board of Realtors, where he received the Albany Board of Realtors Award for Outstanding Service, Attitude, and Professionalism in 1984. Tom was also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club, and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernice Dollar Hicks.

Survivors include his son, Mickey Hicks and his wife, Pam, of Fayetteville, N.C.; his daughter, Janie Hughes and her husband, Bill, of Albany, Ga.; his sister-in-law, Vonnie Ivester of Albany, Ga.; his grandchildren, Michele Hicks and Robert Parrish and his wife, Kelley; and his great-grandsons, Trey Parrish and Landon Parrish.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.