Mr. Milton Edward Hicks, 72 of Mayfield, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his residence.
He was a 1964 graduate of St. Joseph High School; a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran where he was stationed stateside at Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia from 1964-1967. He was awarded the National Defense Award; he worked in civil service from 1967-1977. He retired from USEC in Paducah in 2005 after 28 years of employment.
Milton was an avid woodworker with arts and crafts and home improvements. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister, an acolyte, and helped with funeral ministry at his parish.
He married Joyce D. Hudgins Hicks on June 3, 1967 until her passing on December 5, 2015.
Mr. Hicks is survived by his daughter, Diane (Jimmy) McIntyre of Fulton; his son, Edward Hicks of Louisville; his one granddaughter, Evelyn Hicks of Louisville; one brother, Stephen (Cynthia) Hicks of Manchester, Tennessee; two sisters, Lillian (Richard) Short and Thelma (Ronnie) Clark, both of Mayfield; several nephews and one niece.
In addition to his wife, Joyce; he was preceded in death by his parents, Milton A. "Bill" and Mary Louise Pentecost Hicks; sister, Susan Tozzi; and two nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 14, at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Eric Riley officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Friends may also call from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield.