Raymond Russell Hicks

October 03, 1939 - September 16, 2021

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Tuesday, September 21, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church, 159 Greenwood Drive, Kendallville, IN


Wednesday, September 22, 11:00 AM
Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church, 159 Greenwood Drive, Kendallville, IN


Raymond Russell Hicks, 81, of Wolcottville died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at his residence with his family at his side.

He was born October 3, 1939, in Jolo, West Virginia, to Raymond and Carmie (Arnold) Hicks.

On February 29, 1964, in Harman, Virginia, he married Darlene “Doll” Yates. She preceded him in death on August 2, 2006. Then, on March 2, 2015, in Wolcottville he married Fanny (Tomblin) Overby.

Mr. Hicks retired as a machinist at Atwood Mobile Products in LaGrange. Being an ordained minister at the age of 24, he served as an elder at Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church for many years.

Russell enjoyed gardening. He was excited to see God’s creatures in the wild and view the first frost or snowfall. He loved all of nature.

Surviving are his wife, Fanny Hicks of Wolcottville; two sons, Sean (Tammi) Hicks of Ligonier and Tim Hicks of Lexington, Kentucky; a step daughter, Connie (Todd) Orrill of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two grandchildren, Tanner Russell Hicks and Cassidy Shae Hicks; three step grandchildren, Terri (Terry) Burks, Traci Thompson, and Travis Thompson; five step great-grandchildren, Zach Becker, Slade Becker, Tawnie Burks, Jax Thompson, and Jamison Thompson; three sisters, Evelyn (Gran) Roberts of Ligonier, Alice Johnson of Cromwell, and Fronie Payne of Whitewood, Virginia; and four brothers, Harrison (Sandy) Hicks of Topeka, Amos Hicks of Paynesville, West Virginia, Joshua (Belle) Hicks of Paynesville, West Virginia; and Ronald Hicks of Argos.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Johnson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church. An evening service will be held at 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the church with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating.

Burial will follow at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.

Pallbearers are Tanner Hicks, Todd Orrill, Travis Thompson, Harold Hicks, Zach Collins, and Preston Lewis.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Jimmy & Wanda Sowards
September 22nd, 2021 12:56pm
Woodhaven, Mi

Fanny, Sean and Tim, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Dallas and Rebecca Bledsoe
September 21st, 2021 10:38pm
Huntington Wv

Bro Russell will be greatly missed. May the GREAT GOD of heaven bless his family. With much love.

Dallas and Rebecca Bledsoe
September 21st, 2021 10:36pm
Huntington Wv

Bro Russell will be greatly missed. May the GREAT GOD of heaven bless his family. With much love.

Dennis and Nelvia Elkins
September 21st, 2021 12:19pm
Hartville, OH

Sis Fannie, Bro Sean, Bro Tim and all the family, Sorry for your loss. Praying God will hold you in His loving and comforting arms during the difficult times ahead. Love and prayers, Bro Dennis and Sis Nelvia

John Hicks
September 21st, 2021 1:47am
Ballard wv

He was a great man and will b miss

Gary&Sherry Byers
September 20th, 2021 10:06pm

Sorry for your loss, prayers go out to the entire family an friends.

Andy & Deb Fields
September 20th, 2021 8:15pm
Tecumseh, MI.

May blessings of comfort & hope touch this family. Sadden to hear the passing of Bro. Russell Hicks.💗

September 20th, 2021 5:14pm
Greenup Kentucky 41144

So sorry for the loss of this dear brother. Sending our love and prayers to the family. And so sorry to bother Russell church family. Loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed. May God comfort all.

Walker and Willa tackett
September 20th, 2021 1:18pm
Kendallville Indiana

Very sorry for the passing of brother Russell he will surely be missed.god look down on the family. Help them through this.god bless you all.

Mr and Mrs Enoch Hagerman and Families
September 19th, 2021 11:07pm
Ligonier IN

Praying God will comfort this family now and in the days ahead.

Richard Maynard and Family
September 19th, 2021 10:03pm
Wilkesville Ohio

Thought a lot of this man knew him for many years. Love and prayers

Ron and Catherine Conkel
September 19th, 2021 10:00pm
Minford Ohio

So sorry and prayers for the family

Tracy williams
September 19th, 2021 7:27pm

so sorry for your loss he was a good man throught a lot of him

Scott Hamilton
September 18th, 2021 9:41pm
Geneva Ohio

Sorry to hear about brother Russell loved him very much praying for the family

Sue Ratliff
September 18th, 2021 5:18pm
Family of love

So sorry to. Hear about Brother Russel he will be greatly missed

Vickie Martin
September 18th, 2021 1:06pm

I'm so sad to loose Br. Russell. Not only was he my brother in Christ, but a cousin too. He was such a good, humble brother, he will be so sorely missed in this old Baptist family.

Roxie Hamilton
September 18th, 2021 2:13am
Nova ohio

Bro Russell was an humble man if God. Danny and I loved him so much. So did our kids. Prayers for God to give all the family peace and strength and comfort in the days ahead

Lona Jones
September 18th, 2021 1:18am
Sevierville Tennesse

I am so sorry to hear this..I use to love going to Little Flosie church with my mother and hear Russell preach and sing..my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Kevin M. Hicks
September 18th, 2021 1:08am
Grundy, Va

My of years as a child Russ let me plunder through his dresser drawers & hed even plunder with me back when he was living in Whitewood. I love & will miss him. Many memories I'll cherish of our times together. My love goes out to Sean & Tim & I wish I could be there with y'all.

Eloise White
September 18th, 2021 12:08am

So sorry for your loss. Prayers an thoughts are with you.

Anita Hess
September 17th, 2021 11:26pm

Tim , we are so sorry to read about your dad. Our hearts are with you. Sending hugs and prayers.

Sharon Hicks
September 17th, 2021 11:13pm
Paynesville, WV

My children and I would love to express our love for Russell and his family. We are so sorry for the family’s loss of his presence upon earth, but so happy for Russell’s great gain! May God give each of you strength to comfort your hearts! Sharon, Tristan, Kevin and Amy.

Sister Sue Hurley
September 17th, 2021 10:21pm
Panther WV

Wonderful Brother.

Elder Paul Boggs
September 17th, 2021 9:49pm
Greenup KY

Prayers and love to the family and prayers for comfort in coming days.

Julie Larpik
September 17th, 2021 9:09pm

Fannie, I’m sorry for your loss. I know he brought you a lot of joy and love. We know the Lord had better plans and called him home.. His work hasn’t ended, it’s just beginning! Good is good.

Carlotta Williams
September 17th, 2021 8:31pm

Wonderful Brother , so thankful we got to visit with him and sister Fanny in June .. love him and will miss hm so very much .

Connie Orrill
September 17th, 2021 7:53pm
Reynoldsburg Ohio

What a humble servant to the Lord ! Pa was such a sweet gentle man who loved family and nature. I will miss you Pa so very much! You touched my families lives in many ways without even knowing. Your gentle smile I will always cherish. Thanks for loving me as your own.

Angel R Williams
September 17th, 2021 7:15pm

Fanny, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet and wonderful man. If he was out when I came to see mom and dad, (Joe and Shelia), he would always speak to me. Prayers for comfort for the healing days ahead.

Edna (Dixon) Petrie
September 17th, 2021 7:15pm

Russell was such a good man. My whole family loved him dearly. He touched many lives. Our love and prayers to the whole Hicks Family. Russell will be missed by many.