Rhesa Joel Hicks, age 84, of Keysville, VA, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, N. A. and Mary Hicks; five brothers, Billy Ray Hicks, Lonnie B. Hicks, Willie T. Hicks, Bennie L. Hicks, and Lenwood N. Hicks; and a sister-in-law, Doris J. Hicks.
Rhesa is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Lois C. Hicks; a son, Ronnie D. Hicks Kathleen; two grandsons, Santana Tatro Susie, and Bryan A. Hicks Erica; a great-granddaughter, Paisley Faye Hicks; two brothers, Miller Hicks Bettie, and Raymond L. Hicks; three sisters, Betty H. Church Freddie, Lucy H. Evans Bill, Edith H. Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Rhesa was a man of many talents. He loved wood working in his father’s shop where, he made many beautiful pieces of furniture; he also built his own home. Rhesa farmed, worked at the family saw mill, did construction work, he ran a Hick’s Service Station for twenty-seven years; he also built his own equipment to work with in his business. He was man of few words but he loved his family deeply.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte C. H., VA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.