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Oct 27, 12, 07:13 PM #21
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Oct 27, 12, 10:26 PM #23I pray that Tyler's family finds strength to keep on keeping on.
Prayers to all during this very difficult time.
Oct 27, 12, 10:39 PM #24
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GEORGETOWN - First Lieutenant William Tyler Hicks, 27, of Georgetown, Kentucky, passed with his family by his side on October 26, 2012. He was born January 17, 1985 in Harlan, Kentucky to Elizabeth "Betsy" and Coach Billy Hicks. He was a 2004 graduate of Scott County High School where he was point guard for the basketball team. His team made it to the Final Four State Championship his senior year. He was a four time Toyota Classic All Tournament Team Member. He graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in History. First Lieutenant William Tyler Hicks was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps from the University of Kentucky in 2011. His first assignment was to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, of the 1st Infantry Division, The Big Red One, stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in November of 2011. While in the 3rd Brigade, Lieutenant Hicks was a Distribution Platoon Leader in Golf Company, 201st Brigade Support Battalion assigned to the 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery Regiment. Tyler was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on the 3rd of October 2012 and reassigned as the Maintenance Platoon Leader in Golf Company. Tyler loved the outdoors and was happiest when he was fishing and kayaking with his father. He was an avid sports fan and loved basketball and horse racing. In addition to his parents Betsy and Billy, Tyler is survived by his sister, Ashley Hicks of Lexington, Kentucky; grandmothers, Edna Hendrickson of Evarts, Kentucky and Maggie Hicks of Harlan, Kentucky; special friends, Robin Timmons of Lexington, Kentucky and Cassie Warren of Chicago, Illinois and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, James Hendrickson and Orie Hicks. Visitation is 4-8pm Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Scott County High School Gymnasium. Memorial services will be 6pm Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Scott County High School Gymnasium. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Tyler Hicks to the Scott County Youth Basketball 420 North Broadway, Georgetown, Kentucky and Tri County Sports Authority Youth Basketball PO Box 1925 Corbin, Kentucky 40702. Tucker, Yocum and Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on October 27, 2012
Read more here: Tyler Hicks Obituary: View Tyler Hicks's Obituary by Lexington Herald-Leader
Oct 28, 12, 09:07 AM #25
Oct 28, 12, 10:24 AM #26Thoughts and prayers coming from the BigZig family.
Oct 28, 12, 10:52 AM #27Wow, chilling news.
May he rest in peace.
Oct 28, 12, 04:45 PM #28My son went to a camp at SC and Tyler made a special effort to help my son and they actually built a friendship during the camp. I always appreciated his kindness for taking time out on a more personal basis to talk and help my son. Not only was he a very good player, but even better as a human being.
Prayers and condolences on the way to the Hicks family and SC community.