Everett Eugene 'Sonny' Hicks, age 82, of Roby Greene Rd., Boone, passed away Tuesday evening, February 9, 2021 at his home. Born August 22, 1938 in Watauga County, he was a son of Cluster Eli and Hazel Dare Hicks. Most of his life was spent in Watauga County. He served a tour in the U.S. Army from 1958 until 1960 during the Korean War before retiring from Appalachian State University as Maintenance Mechanic over Food Services. Sonny was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and served as a Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He truly loved his church family. Sonny was a great story teller, especially when proudly talking about his family. He would tell anyone who would listen all about the history of his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team whom he has followed since the l950's. Sonny was a farmer at heart and loved being outdoors at any opportunity. He loved his family more than anything.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Sylvia Bingham Hicks; children, Norman Eugene Hicks and wife, Penny, of Boone, Diane Hicks Coffey and husband, David, of Vilas; grandchildren, Kelley Denise Parson and husband, Jamie, Dustin James Hicks and wife, Macy, Allison Nicole Taylor and husband, Cameron, Samuel Logan Coffey; great-grandchildren, Blake Allen Parsons, Lucas Martin Parsons and Blaine Bennett Taylor; and brothers, Glenn Hicks and wife, Donna, and Dean Hicks and wife, Peggy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Dayton, Jim, Evelyn, Lucy, Carlene and Phyllis.
A private service for Sonny Hicks will be scheduled for family followed by a celebration of life service to be announced at a later date.
The family suggests memorials to Tabernacle Baptist Church, in care of Judy Hampton, 3004 North Pine Run Rd., Boone, or to Medi-Home Health and Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone.
Online condolences may be shared at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hicks family.