Mrs. Ruth Virginia Wilcox Hicks, age 83, of 246 Dusty Road, Boone, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

Mrs. Hicks is survived by one daughter, Mary Hoper and husband Steve, of Crescent City, Florida, two sons, Eddie Hicks and wife Pat, of Wilkesboro and Rusty 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 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 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 Greenville, South Carolina, two sisters, Opal Dancy and Sue Reese, four brothers, Bobby Wilcox and wife Barbara, Junior Wilcox, Butch Wilcox and wife Phyllis and Billy Wilcox and wife Anita. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Mack Hicks, father and mother Arden James Wilcox and Floy Norris Wilcox, three sons, Dusty, Jerry and James Hicks, one daughter, Virginia Hicks.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Virginia Wilcox Hicks will be conducted Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2018, at 2:30 PM, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:30. Officiating will be Reverend Zane Tester. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:30, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In memory of Mrs. Hicks memorials may be made to Watauga County Project on Aging, 132 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite A, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hicks family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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