Jimmy Eugene Hicks, 83, of Mena, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home.
He was born October 22, 1936 to J.B. and Ruby Tinkes Hicks in DeQueen, Arkansas. Jim graduated high school in Mineral Springs, Arkansas in 1955 before moving to Mena.
After serving with the Army National Guard, Jim owned and operated the Conoco Distributorship until 1971. He then went on to build Mena Oil and Tire, which he sold in 2002. He also co-owned D&H Trucking Company. In the 1980, he bought into Mid-South Wood Products and Transportation. Mr. Hicks also bought and sold multiple properties.
Jim enjoyed fishing, playing golf and mowing his lawn. He was a member of Dallas Avenue Baptist Church, Dallas Masonic Lodge #128 and the Mena Elks Lodge #781.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Donald Ray and one sister, Hazel Vilt.
He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Welch and Donna Hicks, both of Mena; 5 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment follows in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday evening, January 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Frank Welch, Jimmy Welch, Jerod Stinson, Eligh Julian, Blake Padgett and Arley Stinson.