Services for JR Hicks, 66, of Visalia, were held on Dec. 10. He died on Dec. 2 in Woodlake from injuries he sustained in a car accident on the same date. He was an iron worker for 20 years.

He was born on June 4, 1938 in Yuma, Ariz. to Oliver and Dorothy (James) Hicks. He married the former Patricia Stevens and they raised their children in the Visalia area. He was a loving husband, father and devoted grandfather, special brother, and faithful friend who will be dearly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Dorothy Hicks.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hicks of Visalia; three sons, Steven Hicks, Charles Hicks, Jr., and Erin Hicks, all of Visalia; one daughter, Kimberly Sutton of Athen, Ala.; one grandson, Dustin Hicks; one granddaughter, Destiny Hicks of Visalia; four granddaughters from out of state; and one great-grandson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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