Bobby Gene Hicks, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at his home in Corbin.
Born in Corbin, he was the son of the late Walter and Alma Townsend Hicks.
He was also preceded in death by sons James "Jimbo" Hicks and Bobby Michael Hicks; and by 10 brothers and sisters.
Bobby was southern Baptist by faith and was a fan of Kentucky basketball and of country music. He had worked as a brakeman and conductor for L&N/CSX Railroad, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie Hicks; sons Charles D. Hicks and Roger D. Hicks; 10 grandchildren, including special granddaughter Samantha Combs; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Jim Hartford and William Michael Hartford; and by several nieces and nephews, all who mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery with military graveside honors.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Combs, Jim Hartford, Virgil Steele, Ron Sanders, Sandy White, Greg Giles, Jeff Gomez, and Joe Hampton. CSX employees will be honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
Published on  February 23, 2017