James Walton Hicks, Sr., 73, of Riner, VA departed this life Sunday morning, May 13, 2018 while on a vacation with his family in the Pigeon Forge area of the Smokies. Born in Princeton, WV on July 3, 1945, he was a son of the late Daniel Walton and Virginia Newkirk Hicks. He was a welder by trade and a member of the Boilermakers Union. His parents and a brother, Kenneth Hicks preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Craig Smith of Riner; his sons and daughter-in-law James Walton Hicks, Jr. of Pembroke and Michael Robert and Candance of Peterstown, WV; his grandchildren Amanda, Alex, Andy, Brienna, Adrianna, Abigail, Cadence, Camdyn, Amber, Mya, and Brittany; his great-grandchildren Isabelle, Allison, Callie, Brayden, Evie, Jeremiah, and Camden.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday afternoon at four pm in the Three Strands Church in Blacksburg with Pastor Tony Johnson officiating. The family will greet their friends and share a meal with their friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.