Dwight Hicks, 74, of Bear Creek, NC passed away on November 1, 2020 at Moore Regional Hospital. Mr. Hicks was a native of Chatham County, born on July 20, 1946, the son of the late William (Bill) Hicks and Beulah Caviness Hicks.
Dwight was an Army veteran serving in the Vietnam war. After returning from service Dwight was employed with Carolina Telephone which later became Sprint Telephone. He worked for the telephone company from 1970 until his retirement. After retirement he worked for Cheek Electric in Goldston. Dwight loved the Lord and was actively involved in church. He sang in the choir and served as a deacon and Sunday School secretary as well as the RA director for many years at Goldston Baptist Church. Until Dwight's passing he was an active member at Meroney United Methodist Church where he served as an adult Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent, and sang in the church choir. Dwight had a passion for tinkering with computers and woodworking.
Dwight is preceded in death by his father William (Bill) Hicks and his first wife Jane Townsend Hicks. He is survived by his mother Beulah Caviness Hicks of Goldston, his wife of 18 years, Dianne Phillips Hicks, daughter; Sonja Hicks Kitchings & husband Scott of Goldston, son; Shannon Dwight Hicks and partner Shannon Hicks Jackson of Pittsboro, stepchildren; Dana Phillips Birdsong & husband Heath of Siler City, Dawn Phillips Mueller & husband Jeff of Pittsboro, grandchildren; Andrew Hicks, Nicholas "Jordan" Hicks, Gillian Kitchings, Connor Kitchings, Hunter Hicks, step-grandchildren; Nikki Bailey, Joey Mueller, Emilee Mueller, Jeffrey Mueller, Addilynn Birdsong, step-great grandchild Kinsley Bailey, brothers; David Hicks and Ray Hicks both of Goldston, sisters; Phyllis Hicks Dickerson of Greensboro, Doris Jeanette Blackmon and Kay Hicks both of Goldston.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Wounded Warriers Project or Meroney United Methodist Church.
In an effort to protect the well-being and safety of our friends during this time, the family will be holding a private, graveside service at Goldston United Methodist Church Cemetery. Dwight will lie in repose on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC.