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Ronnie Benjamin Hicks, age 53, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 15, 1962 to the late Benjamin Franklin Hicks and Rosalee Campbell Hicks. In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by a son, Tyler Benjamin Hicks and sister, Mildred Lunceford and nephew, Tracey Hicks.
Nothing meant more to Ronnie than family, especially his children, whom he loved with all his heart.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ronnie loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his children.
Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Tina Denney Hicks; daughter, Autumn Hicks; sons: Cody Lee Hicks, Dalton Benjamin Hicks, Tracey Lee Hicks, Caleb Issac Walker and Evan Lee Walker; step sons: Wesley Dowell Jr. and Jerry Dowell; sisters: Lurlie Elaine Adams, Wendy Stange and Martha Olson; brothers: Clyde Hicks and Gary Hicks; several nieces and nephews; many special friends and his special dog, Zeuss.
The family received friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service followed at 1:00 p.m. with Pastors Steven Spencer and Shannon Courtner officiating. Graveside service and interment followed at the Nelson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Hicks, Joe Courtner, Steve Lunceford, Joe Lunceford, Brian Campbell, and Paul Gentry Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Hicks, Joe Hicks, Jeff Hicks, S.K. Davis, Allen Story, Jeff Denney and Staff of Mountain City Care Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 2021 Crossroads Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683
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The family of Ronnie Benjamin Hicks has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home,
224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.