William Earl "Buzz" Hicks, age 87 of Southern Pines died Wednesday (May 6, 2015) at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Southern Pines United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend’s Tommy Sweeley, Mike Dubbs and Charles Albright. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
A native of Warren County he was a son of the late William Waverly and Fraulien Wells Hicks. He worked at Southeast Radio Supply in Raleigh for 25 years and was a member of the Million Dollar Club. He later owned and operated Theatre Antiques in downtown Southern Pines with his son Bill for 40 years.
He was a member of several clubs and organizations including: the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBQSA), the Got ‘Em On Live Bait Club at Carolina Beach. He was a volunteer at Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Tournament in Kure Beach; member and officer of the Southern Pines Business Association (SPBA), the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE), the Civitan Club in Henderson, NC, Southern Pines United Methodist Church.
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Buzz was an avid boater and believed salt water could cure anything.
He was preceded in death by his former wife Mary Jane Boddie Hicks MacCubbin.
He is survived by: his wife Mary Jo Hodges Hicks; daughters Kathy Hicks of Wilmington, Mary Ellen Piland of Belhaven, Anne Ryder of Southern Pines; son William Earl Hicks, II of Southern Pines; stepson Tommy Faulkner; stepdaughter Mary Sue Faulkner; sister Jean Foster Hicks, a special family friend Essica Clark and his beloved dog Buddy all of Southern Pines.
Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28327.
Powell Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Hicks family.