Pat Albert “Al” Hicks, Sr., 74 years old
ROCKY POINT – Pat Albert “Al” Hicks, Sr., 74, of Rocky Point passed away peacefully from his earthly life on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born on February 24, 1947 in Villa Rica, Georgia, son of Tommy Philips and Florence Louise Sanford Philips. In addition to his parents, Al was predeceased by his sons-in-law, Todd Boyette and Patrick Murray, and his grandson, Seth Laughter.
Al is survived by his wife, Barbara Hicks; son, Pat Hicks, Jr .; daughter, Erica Hicks; grandchildren, Alicia Baldridge (Jason), Tabetha Brewer (Kieron), Buddy Carter (Sydney), Patrick Murray, Courtney Hicks, Toni Hicks and Gage Laughter; nine great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Staci, Chrissy and Michael; ten step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and many extended families. We must not forget his Beagles that he and Barbara have raised over the years and currently have Rip and Jip.
He retired after working for 30 years at International Paper in Riegelwood.
Al loved his family and was the BEST Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandfather anyone could ask for. With the “Big Al” CB handle, he spent hours communicating on his CB radio. Al always took the time to go fishing at Lee Island off Topsail Island and watch NASCAR. Al loved the beauty of God, whether on the water or in his own backyard.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Burgaw Chapel of Quinn McGowen Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Baldridge leading the service. The family will receive the friends after the service.
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