Vass, NC

Samuel Fields "Jaybird" Hicks, age 69 of Vass died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at his home and has now entered into the kingdom of heaven. 

A casual style "Jaybird" graveside service will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Bethesda Cemetery. Please dress casual and bring a lawn chair. 

Born in Hoke County (now Moore County) he was a son of the late Albert Turner and Sallie Cummings Hicks. He worked for 30 years with the NC Forest Service in Moore County as an equipment operator. He was a mastermind of all outdoor hobbies. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers Charles and Larry Hicks.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Dorothy M. Hicks; sons Samuel V. Hicks of Oak Island, and fiancée Mary Ann Gallaher of Lexington, NC, Dale and Lisa Hicks of Carthage; sisters  Shirley and Doyle Singer of Vass, Cathy and Cecil Phillips of Carthage, Janice Hicks-Wickham and Johnny of Vass, a brother, Marshall and Kim Hicks of Vass;  grandchildren Wayne, Adam and Brandon Hicks, Anthony Bibey, Crystal and Kyle Leen'eer, Tiffany and Dakota Hicks and his pet Holly. 

The family would like to thank all the caring staff of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for their superior care. 

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association at 

Powell Funeral Home is assisting the Hicks family. 


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  1. So sorry to hear about Jaybird. Have everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Mildred McCrimmon McCulley

  2. Sammy was one of the good ones and he’ll be missed, especially by those of us in the fire service.-  RIP my friend.

  3. We are so sorry for your lost. Just wanted to let you know that your family is in our prayers.
    The Zanetti family.

  4. A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on July 5, 2018

    Deepest Sympathy.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Paul and Stephanie (Lewis) Turbeville

  5. Hey Samuel.
    Butch and I would like to except our sympathy to you and your family. May God give you the strength at this time of need. Now May your father watch over you and your family

  6. A true loss for the community. Sammy will be missed sorely. He accomplished so many things in a quite way.
    Harry & Sandy Huberth

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