Gene Roger Hicks

Gene Roger Hicks

Gene Roger Hicks
July 15, 1949 – January 17, 2024

ZEBULON – Gene Roger Hicks, 74, passed on from this life in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wake County, NC to the late Huey Burke & Rachel Jernigan Hicks. Roger loved the outdoors, especially fishing trips to Portsmouth Island and the Chesapeake Bay. He loved all kinds of hunting, and enjoyed passing on that love to his children and grandchildren. Roger also enjoyed a good game of cards, playing golf, cheering on his beloved Duke Blue Devils, and watching westerns, especially any with his hero, John Wayne. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne Hicks, Timmy Hicks and Randy Hicks.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Dixie Hicks; daughter, Heather Crabtree (Michael) and son, Robert Hicks; his grandchildren, Taylor Crabtree, Jacob Crabtree and Cameron Hicks; and his sisters, Vicky Lindblom, Sandra Best (Randy) and Sherry Roberts (Ronnie); as well as several very special nieces and nephews.

Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to SPCA.

Funeral service will be at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell NC 27591. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Rd., Knightdale NC 27545. The family will visit with friends after the committal and at the home.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com

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