Mr. Sidney Ryan Hicks, age 84 of Jasper (Boldo Community), passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Hicks was born on September 17, 1933 in Walker Co. a son of A. M. Hicks and Thursey Ryan Hicks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ryan Hicks, one grandson, Tyler Reese Hicks, son-in-law, Roger O’Shields, brother, Oather Hicks, and sisters, Oneida King, Derotha Cooner and Dorothy King. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce McCoy Hicks of Jasper, one daughter, Rebecca Hicks O’Shields of Jasper, 1 son, Leslie Hicks and his wife, Kathy of Curry, one grandson, Britton O’Shields of Northport, one granddaughter, Makenzie Hicks of Curry, two great-grandchildren, Brileigh and Ryan O’Shields, and one sister, Birdis Jones of Birmingham.

Funeral service will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Boldo First Baptist Church. Alfred Hartley, Jerry Irwin and L.G. Jones will officiate.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service. Visitation will be Friday 12 Noon until 2:00 PM at the church.

A special thanks to Kindred Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Alabama School of Gospel Music c/o Sneed State Community College in Boaz, AL