MARIETTA — “Ready to go home to God” William Tinsley “Tim” Hicks, 77, of Marietta, Okla., passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, in Lake Country Nursing Center, Marietta. Services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Marietta Church of Christ with Bro. Floyd C. Johnson and Bro. Tony Lalli officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Tim was born in Gainesville, Texas, on January 28, 1940, to Oleta Malone Hicks and Alton F. “Shivers” Hicks. He attended Marietta Schools from 1946 until graduating in 1958. Tim attended Texas Tech to play football but was injured during the 1958-59 school year. He then attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a B.S. in Marketing. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force and then returned to Marietta to operate Hicks Department Store and raise his family.
Tim had a great love for children, as shown by many years teaching Bible classes at the Marietta Church of Christ, and serving as a counselor at Pettijohn Springs Christian Camp for many years. After retirement, he substitute taught. Tim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting antiques and was a numismatist. He also had a great love for Colorado, in particular the Powderhorn Valley, where he spent most of his summers.
He is survived by his sons, Todd Hicks and wife Shelly, of the Eastman Community, and Toby Hicks of Liberal, Kan.; daughter, Holly Hicks Black and husband, Tyler of Fort Hood, Texas; his greatest love, his grandchildren, Amy Hicks, Allison Hicks and William Black; sister, Carole Hicks Parker and husband, Ron of Ardmore, Okla.; nieces, Jana Parker Robertson and Sally Parker; and great-niece, Robin Robertson Clark.
 Preceding Tim in death were his parents and stepfather, William “Bill” Looney.
Pallbearers will be G.W. Flanagan, John Cartwright, Joe Davis, John Thompson, Allen Woody, and Vance Parr. Honorary bearers will be his many great friends, Marietta Class of 1958, Pettijohn Springs buddies, and his loving caregivers at Lake Country Nursing Center.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.