Leonard Hicks, age 93, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC.

He was born on February 24, 1926 in Watauga County, North Carolina, a son of Martin Levi Hicks and Viney Julie Hicks.

Leonard worked for many years as an assemblyman before retiring from Ford Motor Company.

He was a member of Sugar Mountain Baptist. He enjoyed taking care of his family, gardening and making walking sticks.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Martin Levi Hicks; Mother, Viney Julie Hicks; Wife, Wilma Duckworth Hicks; Son, Gary Lee Hicks; and six sisters and one brother.
Leonard leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Daughters, Tammy Hicks of Newland, NC, Glenda (Jim) Curran of Inkster, MI, Son, Larry (Madelyn) Hicks of Dearborn, MI, Sisters, Linda Lou (Hill) Ward of Sugar Grove, NC, ; Lois (Buddy) Carswell of Newland, NC, daughter in law, JoAnn (Dennis) Smallwood of Carleton, MI. Seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A host of nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends beginning at 3:30 pm on Saturday at Sugar Mountain Baptist Church.

Services for Leonard Hicks will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 beginning at 4:30 pm from the Sugar Mountain Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Heinz and Pastor Donnie Ford officiating.
Interment will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Sugar Mountain Baptist Church
1852 Sugar Mountain 2 Road Newland, North Carolina 28657

Leonard's family would like to offer their sincere appreciation to the wonderful nurses and staff of Hospice of the BlueRidge and all all of his caregivers.

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