George Nelson Hicks

George Nelson Hicks

George Nelson Hicks
March 5, 1944 – June 21, 2017

PILOT COMMUNITY – George Nelson Hicks, 73, went home to be with his Lord & Savior Wednesday with his family surrounding him.  He was born in Franklin County to the late George Wallace & Zettie Taylor Hicks.  He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He retired from the City of Raleigh where he was an inspector.  Nelson gave unconditional love and was a solid rock.  He was honest and gentle with an unwavering spirit.

Funeral service  11 am, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Brantley Hicks, children, Kimberly Hale (Brian), Joni Hicks,  Curtis Hicks (Kristin), all of the Pilot Community, siblings, Phil Hicks (Toni) of Zebulon, Ronnie Hicks of Raleigh, Tanya Baker of Pilot Community, 6 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Visitation 7-8:30 pm, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • Gina Oakley Pearce Posted June 22, 2017 5:28 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Ronald Campbell Posted June 23, 2017 7:07 am

    I am so sorry to hear the news about Nelson. He was very pleasant to be around. I have been praying for you all. I know God can certainly give you strength and encouragement at this time. Love you all.

  • Jaimie Posted June 23, 2017 7:13 am

    My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Hicks. Losing someone close can be difficult but the God provid3s comfort through his word. Revelation 21:4 speaks of a time when death, pain and mourning will be no more.

  • Lora Posted June 23, 2017 2:04 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Hicks family. May the fond memories of times you shared bring you comfort, while God’s promise of a future resurrection, found at John 5:28 & 29, brings you hope during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Steven wrenn Posted June 23, 2017 10:11 pm

    So sorry to hear about Nelson. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him. He was a very kind man

  • Nicole Osborne Posted June 24, 2017 10:43 pm

    So sorry to hear of your daddy’s passing. Send prayers and hugs your way Joni.

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