Larry E. Hicks

Larry E. Hicks, age 72, of Bodcaw, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 in Texarkana, TX. He was born on April 4, 1946 in Magnolia, Arkansas to Julia “Verda” and Herbert Hicks.
He was Mayor of Bodcaw for 38 years and was a retired chemist at Albemarle (Dow Chemical) in Magnolia, AR. He was an essential part of the Bodcaw Community from being Mayor to bringing natural gas and rural water to the town of Bodcaw and surrounding communities.
He lived his life serving and helping others, from his family to strangers that settled in the Bodcaw community and surrounding communities as well. His family and his church were the most important part of his life. He played an active role in raising his 5 grandsons. His wife was the love of his life from the first time he laid eyes on her in 1967. He shared 51 wonderful years with her.
He was preceded in death by his parents Julia “Verda” and Herbert Hicks of Magnolia, ‘AR, two brothers Herbert Ray Hicks and Bobby Hicks, one sister Mary Frances Farrar and one grandson, Coby Ben Woodard.
His is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Hicks of Bodcaw, AR; two daughters, Susan Woodard Walraven and Rebecca Tipton Hall and husband Brad Hall of Bodcaw, AR; four grandsons, Cade Woodard, Jace Tipton, Trey Tipton, and Clay Walraven all of Bodcaw, and one sister, Debbie Horton and her husband Steve Horton of Blanchard, LA.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Hope.
Services will be 10:00 am Monday, February 18, 2019 at Union Baptist Church in Bodcaw. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery with Bro. Joe Brown officiating under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Homes.

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