Mr. Jere Dennis Hicks, age 86, of the Armuchee Community, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018.

Mr. Hicks was born in 1932 in Armuchee to the late Gradie and Burnie Rowan Hicks.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.  Mr. Hicks received the Purple Heart, Korean Service, Japanese Occupation Medal, Combat Infantry Brigade, Combat Medical Badge and U.N. Service Medal. Following three years in the Army, Mr. Hicks enlisted and served nine years in the United States Marine Corps where he received the Good Conduct Medal.

He was married to Dora Middleton in 1955 at Second Baptist Church in Lafayette and attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Chattooga County.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John L., Leonard, Winford, Rowan and Sherman Hicks.

Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dora Hicks and daughter, Susan (John) Miller along with grandchildren, a great-grandchild, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home in Lafayette, with the Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in the Lafayette City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday at the Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home from 5-8 PM.

Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.