Billy Hicks

Obituary of Billy R. Hicks

Billy Ray Hicks of Live Oak, CA, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2023. Billy was born in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, to Cordie and Willis Hicks on August 22, 1929. Billy moved to Live Oak, CA, in 1944 where he met his wife Clara, they wed on October 10, 1953. Shortly there after welcoming two children Debora and Larry, both of Live Oak. Later becoming a grandfather to Jennifer, Travis and Austin. He was blessed with 18 years as a great-grandfather to Tatum, Landon and Achilles. Early in life Billy purchased a shoe repair business and worked for 26 years at Harter Packing Co. Together he and Clara owned Hicks Deptartment Store along with a ranch and rental business. When not working, Billy enjoyed time with his family and friends playing cards and dominos, being on the lake fishing, motor-homing to the coast, a good football and baseball game, gardening and he never turned down a McDonalds burger and coke. Billy is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Clara Hicks; his parents, Willis and Cordie Hicks; along with two brothers, William and Jim (Buster) Hicks. Services are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City. Viewing to be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 4-7pm at Ullrey's. Memorial services will begin at 11am, Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Victory Chapel Church in Live Oak, CA.

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