Emory J. Hicks

Emory J. Hicks


Emory James Hicks, 99 of Greentown, and formerly of Tipton, died at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown.  He was born March 7, 1918 in Elwood to Reginald & Beatrice (Murray) Hicks.  He married Marjory Tolle on August 10, 1944 and she preceded him in death on April 9, 2005.

Emory had worked as a Technical Engineer in government civil service.  He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force.  He had been a member of the New Salem Friends Church in Greentown and belonged to the Austin Masonic Lodge in Tipton as well as the OES in Greentown and Scottish Rite in Indianapolis.

Emory is survived by one son, James David Hicks and wife Linda, Indianapolis;  sisters Betty Harting, Elwood, Rosemary Jones, Elwood, and Wilma Janes, Alexandria; one granddaughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Hicks.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Emory was preceded in death by one brother, William Hicks and two sisters, Sarah Hancock and Beatrice Beeman.

Funeral services for Emory will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 5 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. David Stout presiding.  Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Windfall with military honors.  Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Memorial contributions in Emory’s honor may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46240.


9 Condolences

  • Orcenith Smith Posted October 3, 2017 6:23 pm

    To Jim:

    I am so sorry to hear about your father. Pam and I send along our deepest sympathies with hope that your reflection on his life was of one fully lived. You were fortunate to have him in your life for such a long, long time. With sincerest regards, Orcenith and Pamalee Smith

    • Orcenith Posted October 3, 2017 10:05 pm

      Orcenith and Pamalee,
      This is better than a bouquet of flowers. Thank you for these very kind words. Coming from you, they carry a special meaning. I was at the rehearsal when you just came back from Ohio to make the Phil rehearsal after you lost your father. You somehow held it together to get us through the music for that concert. I won’t ever forget that night because I saw a person with such inner strength and control and yet deal with current responsibilities. I hope I can model that courage on Thursday.

      Thank You from Jim, Linda, and daughter Katy Hicks.

  • Ed and Joani Staubach Posted October 3, 2017 6:31 pm

    Jim, deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    • Orcenith Posted October 3, 2017 10:15 pm

      Ed, Nancy and others,
      Please accept my deepest thanks. Your kind words are an affirmation that goodness and caring help us all make Music with HEART.

  • Nancy Butler Posted October 3, 2017 7:31 pm


    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. 99 years, my goodness!

    • Nancy Butler Posted October 3, 2017 10:17 pm

      Thanks Nancy – you are a great President for POI.

  • KATHRYN Hicks Posted October 4, 2017 11:39 am

    We loved you Grandpa!

  • Sondra E.Hayes-Hartman Posted October 4, 2017 2:50 pm

    Jim, I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Your dad lived a long life and saw many changes throughout his 99 years. He gave his all and now, May He Rest Peacefully!

  • Peggy and Helen Hollingsworth Posted October 4, 2017 6:33 pm

    Emory and Marjory were favorites of ours when they were active in Northern Area and Western Yearly Meeting of the Friends Church, attending gatherings of the United Society of Friends Women and Quaker Men. Through the years following, it was always good to encounter them on occasion when we would be dining out on visits to Tipton. They had a good life together in service to their Master, while touching the lives of others in their family and their wider community.

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