Franklin "Frank" Delano Hicks

Tuesday, November 2, 1937 - Saturday, August 10, 2019

Deeply Missed

Photo of Franklin "Frank" Delano Hicks  - 1937-2019

 Clyde- Franklin “Frank” Delano Hicks,Sr., age 81, died August 10, 2019 following a six-month battle with cancer. At his request, Frank died at his home in the loving arms of his wife and children.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, a 1957 graduate of Canton High School, and a US Army veteran serving in Germany.  He was employed at Champion Waynesville and Dayco Southern in maintenance.

Frank was proceeded in death by his parents, Filmore Millard Hicks and Margie Lee Hicks; brothers, Glen and Reeves Hicks; and sisters, Sarah Hicks, Grace Bishop and Inis Boyd.

Frank is survived by his wife of 61 years, Brenda Paxton Hicks; a daughter, Ginger Hicks and her spouse, Marie Whitener; sons, Franklin D. Hicks, Jr. “Chip” and his partner, Elizabeth Ure and Dallas Millard Hicks and his wife, Kelly Martin Hicks; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nina Trantham.

Frank enjoyed a special relationship with his grandson, Seth Hicks and niece, Becky Boyd Hayden her husband,Ray.  Frank’s great- grandson, Barret Hicks was the joy of his life.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held Saturday August 17, 2019 at the venue “Reflections on the Pond”, 355 Johnson Drive, Canton, NC.  The celebration will begin at 3:00 pm immediately followed by a reception with the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly requests that donations be made to Haywood County Hospice, 43 Bowman Drive, Waynesville, NC 28785 or a charity of your choosing. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Hicks family.


Condolences from family and friends

Dallas and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Frank was what we call one of the “good guys” in this crazy world. We know the pain and heartbreak you are all feeling but you also know he is in the best place possible with no more suffering. May God bless Frank and all of his family.
Gary & Jan Garner
Ginger and family The Class of 1980 would like to extend our deepest sympathies on the death of your daddy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Pisgah class of 1980
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. A member of my husband's extended Hicks family. Brenda, Ginger, Dallas, Chip and Nina, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Juanita Dixon
Brenda my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always enjoyed seeing you come into the credit union,he always had a smile for me when I waited on you both. May the Lord give you strength thru the coming days.
Kathy Smith Holmes
My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the family. All of you will be in my thoughts as you go through this sad time.
Brenda Towe Sutton
Ginger and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You are in my prayers and thoughts through this very difficult time.
Cheryl Torres
You all are in my thoughts and prayers .
Alan Greene
My heart goes out to your and your family.
So sorry to hear about Frank. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Betsy Rolland Robbins
So sorry to hear about Frank. Please know you All are in my thoughts and prayers!!
Betsy Rolland Robbins
Brenda, Ginger, Marie & family! So sorry for your loss! Frank was such a great person who enjoyed spending time with family & friends! Some of our best camping trips to Jekyll Island included the friendship & fellowship of the Hicks family! Times that will not be forgotten by Don, Andrew or myself! The laughs, the jokes, the shrimping together at all times of the day & night, sitting around the campfire...whatever we were doing together, we all had fun! Lots of laughs, lots of jokes...from Andrew drawing pictures of everybody to the bicycle ordeal! We will miss those times, but what good memories we have. May God be with each one & bless according to HIS will! Pray HE will give you all the peace & comfort that only HE can ! Love & prayers to all !!
Don & Debbie Pruett & Andrew Woody
Our condolences to the family, Brenda, Ginger, Chip and Dallas. Frank will be missed. May God guide you through this time in your lives and give you strength. Andy and Sondy Lunsford
Andy Lunsford