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Walter Thurman Hicks

Walter Thurman Hicks, Lampe, MO, son of Tillman and Fleda Frances (Dudgeon) Hicks, was born April 5, 1933 in Orrick, MO and departed this life on July 28, 2019 at the age of 86.

Walter had been a resident of the area for twenty-four years moving here from Plano, TX. He was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City, MO. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Hicks, his parents Tillman and Frances Hicks of Orrick, MO; his sister Bertha Hanson of Arroyo Grande, CA; his sister Rose Mary Hanson of Stratford, CT; his brother William Hicks of Sun City West, AZ; and his brother Wilbur Hicks of Redwood City, CA.

Survivors include son, Joel Hicks and wife, Vilma of Springfield, MO; son, John Hicks of Springfield, MO; daughter, Julia Leimenstoll and husband, Randy of Georgia; three grandchildren, Crystal Collins of Lampe, MO, Keila Hicks of Springfield, MO and Matthew Hicks of Springfield, MO; sister, Mildred Hicks of Mustang, OK; brother Dennis Hicks of Springfield, MO; and a host of other family and friends.

Memorial services for Walter will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City, MO with Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m. with Father Joji Vincent officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Kimberling City, MO

Arrangements are under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home Kimberling City, MO.

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