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3124 Robinson Drive
Waco, TX 76706
Phone: 254-662-2131
Fax: 254-662-1311
Malvin Hicks

Malvin Keith Hicks

Thursday, January 29th, 1920 - Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Malvin Keith Hicks, of Chalk Bluff, passed away Saturday January 12, 2019, in Waco, Texas. Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday January 15, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr. Waco, with Rev. Curtis Holland and Rev. Steve Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Malvin was born January 29, 1920, in Hamlin, Texas to Hunter and Ola Adams Hicks. He was raised on a farm in the North Prairie Community of Falls County. Malvin attended North Prairie School and Chilton High School, graduating in May 1939. He joined the Navy September 12, 1939 and went to boot camp in San Diego, California. After boot camp, he was assigned to the USS Cummings DD365, based in Pearl Harbor. Malvin was in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; having survived that with little damage to his ship, they operated with the Pacific Fleet and engaged in many battles until the end of WWII. He was discharged from the Navy, September 23, 1945 at Camp Wallace, Texas.
He married Mary Lena Radle on June 4, 1945, and went to work for the Humble Pipeline October 14, 1945. His company name and assignments changed many times but after 38.5 years, he retired from Exxon Mobil. After retirement, he and Mary moved from Kingsville, Texas to Chalk Bluff, Texas. They became members of Chalk Bluff Baptist Church and remained faithful until his passing.
Malvin is survived by his wife Mary; son, Dale and wife Kay of Port Mansfield, Texas; grandson, Hunter, of Houston; grandson, Neal and wife Tanisha, of Seabrook, Texas; great-granddaughters, Gracie and Kate; brother, Clayton and wife Selma, of Franklin, Tennessee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Neal Hicks, Hunter Hicks, Keith Gaylor, Don Gaylor, Drew Jackson, and Will Jackson.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Interment

    Location
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Address
    2124 S 5th St.
    WACO, TX 76706
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Jo Ann Watts

Posted at 01:59pm
Many happy memories of my cousin, Mutt's visits to our home for family gatherings so many years ago. My thoughts and prayers going up for family.
Love, hugs and God's blessings,
Jo Ann Steed Watts
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Marilyn H Thompson

Posted at 01:59pm
Prayers and thoughts are with you through each day!! "Mutt" had a great life and was such a great person to be around!! Missing him but loving where he is...
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Sandy Pettis

Posted at 11:32am
Aunt Pete and Dale, my heart breaks at hearing this. He was an awesome uncle. Stay strong and know he is in our God's hands.

Love
Sandra Johnson Pettis
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Love & prayers from Tommye Hicks Randolph and family, Jane Couch, John Randolph and Nancy Taylor.
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