Edgar Leroy Hicks, son of the late Delmer Joel and Mary Ann (Reser) Hicks, was born May 15, 1942, at his parents’ home in Macomb, Missouri, and departed this life September 9, 2020, at his home in Manes, Missouri, surrounded by his family. He was 78 years, three months, and 28 days of age.
He was united in marriage to Delores Alumbaugh on March 27, 1959, in Mountain Grove, Missouri. Four children were born to this union: Sam, Randy, Tina, and Sandi.
Leroy worked on heavy machinery. He enjoyed fishing, building projects, and tinkering on automobiles. He had a great passion for drag racing. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends.
He was saved and baptized and faithfully attended Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of Mountain Grove where he served as a deacon for many years.
Besides his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by one son, Sam Hicks; one daughter, Tina Hicks; one brother, Lonnie Hicks; and one sister, Lela Ellis.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Delores Hicks; one son, Randy Lynn Hicks and wife Cathy of Manes; one daughter, Sandi Barnes and husband Joe of Cabool, Missouri; grandchildren, Mandy Ellis and husband Dustin of Graff, Missouri, Bethany Hicks and Kevin of Elkton, Tennessee, Kimberly Noel and husband Justin of Salem, Missouri, Joel Hicks and Lindsey of Elkton, Tennessee, Rachel Danielle Emery and husband RJ of Green Mountain, Missouri, Rachel Elaine Hicks of Bolivar, Missouri, Hali Jo Evans of Cabool, Jonie Barnes of Cabool, and Chase Barnes and wife Lisa of Cabool; great-grandchildren, Trenton Noel, Haylena Emery, Lane Hicks, Brooklyn Evans, Wyatt Barnes, Jaxen Hicks, Tucker Hicks, Jaben Hicks, Kylan Barnes, Brayden Emery, Kenan Barnes, Phoebe Barnes, Imber Barnes, Jacob Ellis, Watson Evans, Walker Ellis, and Noah Ellis; four brothers, Lowell Hicks of Mountain Grove, Loren Hicks of Houston, Missouri, Lyle Hicks of Texas, and Leslie Hicks of Lebanon, Missouri; one sister, Lena Rogers; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him greatly.
Visitation was held Friday, September 11, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Greg Thompson officiating. Song selections were “Thank You, Lord, For Your Blessings On Me,” “Gone Home” and “The Sun’s Coming Up” sung by The Wrights. Chase Barnes, Joel Hicks, Dustin Ellis, Justin Noel, Bill Padgett, and Ricky Emery served as pallbearers. Mike Rader, Terry Rogers, and Joe Barnes served as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Integrity Hospice in care of the funeral home.