Mr. Walter Mack Hicks, age 85, of Boone, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mr. Walter Mack Hicks will be conducted Saturday, March 22, at 1:00 P.M. at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Gordon Noble will officiate. The body will lie in state from 11:00 until 1:00. Interment will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130.

The family will recieve friends from 11:00 until 1:00 at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Wilcox Hicks, of Boone, one daughter, Mary Hoper and husband Steve of Butler, Tennessee, two sons, Eddie Mack Hicks and wife Pat, of Wilkesboro, Rusty Frank Hicks, of Boone, one granddaughter, Terry Simmons Page and husband Stephen, of Orlando, Florida, four grandsons, William Mack Simmons and wife Allison, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, James Allen Craven, of Sandy, Oregon, Erik Clayton Hicks, of Keller, Texas and Colter Rustin Hicks, of Hudson, North Carolina, one great granddaughter, Mackenzie Page, of Orlando, Florida, two great grandsons, Vincent Page, of Orlando, Florida, and Noah Hicks, of Keller, Texas, one twin sister, Mary Wallace, of Sugar Grove, and two brothers, Reverand Gene Smith and wife Juanita, of Boone, and Glenn Hicks and wife Judy, of Lenoir, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Dusty, Jerry and James Hicks, one daughter, Virginia Hicks, his father and mother, Walter and Jennie Hicks, and two brothers, Shorty Smith, and Frank Hicks.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hicks family at

Hampton Funeral And Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangemnts.



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