Billy  Hicks


Billy Eldon Hicks, 87 years old, of Corsicana Texas left to be with his sweet Kay, the evening of July 28, 2019. It's what he always talked about: missing "his Sweet Kay."
He was born April 24, 1932 in Boliver, Texas to Albert Eugene Hicks and Charley Cletus (Smith) Hicks.
Bill grew up in Ponder, Texas where he graduated from Ponder High School. He was an exemplary basketball A team starter who often led Ponder's victories. His basketball day memories are those moments one could watch his eyes light up and his wide smile uncover his true passion for sports.
He was drafted into the Army where he served in the Korean War. He was a heavy artillery man, part of a three-man bazooka team and eventually a military police.
Bill graduated from Tyler Junior College on the GI bill, and then went on to North Texas State where he received his Bachelor's in history. He was always set on becoming a lawyer, but family and life led him to become a teacher, and what a lover of education he became! He taught in Mesquite and eventually moved to Corsicana, Texas where he taught history, became a counselor, and principal. After receiving his Master's degree from East Texas Commerce, Bill Hicks entered CISD administration. Bill retired from Corsicana ISD after 30+ years of service...but continued to drive a school bus even after his retirement because in his words, "Hell, they needed drivers!"
Bill was an integral part of Corsicana High School's history. He was a peace maker who held students and teachers to the highest standards through tough love and genuine unending compassion.
Billy Eldon Hicks is preceded in death by his wife Janice Kay Hicks, his mother, Charley Cletis (Smith) Hicks, and his father, Albert Eugene Hicks; siblings, John Hicks, Wilson Hicks, Charley Hicks and Imogene Hicks and nephew, John Frank Hicks.
Bill is survived by his sister Ann Ennis and husband Bill Ennis; sisters-in-law, Martha Hicks, Sue Hicks, Joan Hicks; his children, Charlie and Trish Hicks, Marji and Mark Joyner, Anna and Steve Maples, Todd and Jaimie Hicks. His grandchildren: Britt Betts, Tanya Betts, Will Johnson, Tori Plemons Johnson, Lee Trammell, Waylon Trammell, Kaelin Hicks, Macy Hicks; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Corsicana with funeral services to follow from 11 a.m. to noon.
Interment will follow at Resthaven.

Pallbearers will be Lee Trammell, Waylon Trammell, William Johnson, Randall Trammell, Cary Hicks, Bain Ennis. Honorary pallbearers are Britt Betts, Bryce Betts, Kirby Hicks, Sam Hicks.

An online guest book is available at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
To plant a tree in memory of Billy Hicks, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on August 1, 2019
Plant a tree in memory
of Billy
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Arrangements by


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on October 30, 2019.

1 posts

Gary & Sheila Poe
Aug 11, 2019
Marjorie & Mark we are so sorry to about your loss. We will be praying for the whole family.