LeRoy Scott '' Lee'' Hicks, Jr. 77,passed away on May 26, 2019 after a long illness. Born September 23 ,1941 the son of the late LeRoy Hicks Sr, and Helen (Park) Hicks. He was united in marriage to to the former Nancy Crossley on September 22,1962. His wife of 56 years survives at their home.
He is also survived by five children, WilliamHicks of Erwinna, PA,, Beth Buchanan of Benson, NC, Gregory Hicks of Myrtle Beach, SC, Zachary Hicks of Bealeton, VA, , and John Hicks of St. Charles, IL; twelve grandchildren, Josiah, Nathanial, Kyla,Tommy, Ashlyn, Gregory, Caleb, Madeleine, Mary, Elijah, Andrew, and John and one sister Virginia Diane (Hicks) Ford as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
After graduating from Saltillo High School in 1960, Lee-as he is known by friends and family-attended Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture and earned his Bachelor's degree at Louisiana Baptist University. He excelled in track and field and set two long standing college records for the one hundred and two hundred yard dashes. He coached youth baseball and helped his daughter with her horse showing and training.
He began his career in the IT field as a programmer and systems analyst for both federal government and private industry, first with Naval Air Systems Command and later for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Along the way, he also owned and operated a successful office products business in Vienna, VA and was elected president of the Vienna Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Services will be held at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, Virginia on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 pm, with a funeral service to immediately follow.
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM. Saturday June 8, 2019 at Calvary Independent Baptist Churc, 20258 Main St., Saltillo,PA with Pastor Dan Long officiating. Interment will follow at Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Martin Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA.