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2011-03-17 / Obituaries

Douglas Ray Hicks Jr.

December 30, 1972 - March 9, 2011

Doug passed away unexpectedly the morning of Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at his home in Lexington.

Douglas Ray Hicks Jr. was born on December 30, 1972 in Kermit, Texas to Douglas Ray Sr. & Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Conway) Hicks. Doug demonstrated his compassion and love for others daily at the Austin State Hospital where he was employed as a nursing assistant for the past three years. He considered his true talent to be hairstyling. He attended Charles and Sue’s School of Hair Design in College Station and was affiliated with the beauty industry for 15 years. Doug enjoyed tennis and had a passion for music, especially Lady Gaga and Madonna.

He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Hicks, Sr.; grandparents, Archie Hicks and O.W. Sr. & Mary Conway and two uncles, O.W. Conway Jr. and Wayne Austin Conway. Doug is survived by his mother, Jackie Hicks of Lexington; two sisters, Marie Wells of Plano and Kim Haas of California; nephew, Cameron & Mirella Wells of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; grandmother, Josephine Loftin of Decatur; uncles and aunts, Melvin & Kay Hicks of Cibolo, Tx, Zane & Lt. Col. Thomas DeFrese of Dallas and Marie Conway of Anna, Tx; cousins, Wayne & Shelli Conway of Anna, Melissa Parker of Arkansas, Shan Conway of Brenham, Dwight Conway of Brenham, Sonja Grissom of Cibolo, Joel Hicks of Cibolo, Jessica Hicks of Cibolo and Gabriel Hicks of Richardson as well as numerous extended family members and many friends.

Funeral services for Douglas Hicks Jr., 38 of Lexington, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Lexington. Visitation was held Saturday from 5: 00 p. m. until 7: 00 p. m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

“ Remember... When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am or who you are.

It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles stand between us...It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart. For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely gone.”

Memorials may be made to the SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212 or the charity of one’s choice.

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