Harry Joseph Hicks

harry hicks

September 4, 1935 ~ November 18, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Harry Joseph Hicks was born September 4th, 1935. He was the 4th child out of eight in his family. As a young child, his dream was to be a solder. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1954 and served his country in Korea, Viet Nam, Germany, and multiple bases in the US. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1976. After his service to our country, he served the State of Georgia in the Labor Department for 20 years. He retired in 1996 and enjoyed his leisure years taking cruises, traveling around the US, fishing for trout, and spending time with his family.

Harry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Jo (Taylor) Hicks. They welcomed three children into the world – Catherine, Linda and Steven. They moved to Lawrenceville in 1972 and have lived in the same home ever since. He died peacefully at 5:20 am on November 18th, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children. He left his home draped by the flag that he served and honored throughout his life. He leaves behind his wife, his three children and their spouses, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, his youngest brother, and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. He filled the room with his presence and will be missed by the many, many people who loved and respected him.

“I’m with you
Whenever you tell my story For I am all I’ve done
Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me in your memory
Remember me”


Visitation: November 28, 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: November 28, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046



Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 US Highway 29 S
Lawrenceville, AG 30046


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  1. CandleImageWe will miss you, but we know you’re free from pain.
    Sending love and sympathy to the family.
    Love to all-the Kirby girls

  2. CandleImageWe will miss you so much. Joshua will miss his Papa and I a second Dad. We Love You Always.

  3. Praying for all of you during this time. I know my papa was glad to see him when he entered heaven’s gate. I was blessed to know him. What an honorable man to serve our country all those years! ????????Thank you for your sacrifice ????????

    Stacie Moss
    (Larry Hicks daughter)

  4. Cat, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤???? Steve and Elaine Carnes

  5. Grace & Ron Hughes

    Sorry we did not hear of Harry leaving us last November. He, Betty, Mary & Joe Yancy hung out together at Ft Monroe, VA back in 1958-1960. I should have called him last year and sorry. Betty, losve to you

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