William L. (Bill) Hicks
William L. (Bill) Hicks passed away peacefully at his home in San Ramon, CA, Saturday July 7 following a short illness. Bill was born and raised in Sulphur, the son of Otis and Ethel Hicks. Most of his childhood was spent in the park. He attended Cameron School and Sulphur High School, class of 1950. After high school, Bill attended New Mexico State University. There he met and married Eleanor May Newsom of Vado, NM. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. Bill spent his entire career with the Veterans Administration. This took him to Northern California, Alabama, and finally to Washington D.C. He retired in 1987. Following his retirement, Bill moved back to Sulphur, where he spent many happy years with his partner, Martha Perkinson. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Otis and Ethel Hicks; his wife, Eleanor Hicks, and his second wife, Helen S. Hicks. Bill is survived by his children, Leigh and Rusty (Sue) of Pleasanton, California, and his cherished granddaughters, Lacey and Shelby Hicks. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local humane society.