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James A. (Jimbo) Hicks, 88, Casey Co., KY (1932-2021)

James A. "Jimbo" Hicks passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021, at his home. He was 88 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmET on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Cameron Cain officiating. Burial will follow in the Gum Lick Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5pmET until 8pmET on Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

The family requests that all attending wear a face covering.

Born September 4, 1932, in Casey County, KY, he was a son of the late Johnnie and Lula Mae Wethington Hicks. Jimbo was a longtime dairy farmer. He enjoyed going to Crocket Trail for breakfast each day with his friends, where he just might do a little horse trading while he was there. He was a member Noel's Chapel Church of God where he enjoyed Children's Church. Jimbo enjoyed wagon trail rides, gardening, and cooking.

Survivors include his son, Barry (and Rachel) Hicks of Lancaster; daughter, Karen (and the late Randy) Wethington of Liberty; sister, Phyllis Lyons of Campbellsville; his grandchildren, which affectionately called him "PA", Lyndsay Wethington, Alyssa Hicks, and the late Melanie Dawn Wethington; his great-grandchildren, Gracie and Ryder Wilson and Bo Rodgers; grandson-in-law, John Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, whom he wed on January 29, 1955, Evelyn Virginia Lane Hicks; brothers, Joseph Clement Hicks, William Junior Hicks, and Clifton Dale Hicks; and a sister, Wilma Joyce Hicks.

Pallbearers will be JC Carman, Willis Lee, Curtis Cox, John Wilson, Dwight Murphy, and Allen Hogue.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook and video tribute available at

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James A. (Jimbo) Hicks, 88, Casey Co., KY (1932-2021)

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