Isaac L. Hicks Jr.

July 5, 1932 - December 24, 2015
Isaac L. Hicks Jr.

Isaac L. Hicks Jr. age 83, of Wilmington passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

He was born July 5, 1932 in Moore County, North Carolina the son of the late Isaac Lindsey Hicks Sr. and Lilly Frances Patterson. He is preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Donavee K. Hicks and a sister.

Isaac worked from the time he was thirteen years of age till the last day of his life in the logging industry. He loved to be outside, especially in his yard working on things and doing special projects around home. When he was relaxing at home he was known to watch westerns day and night, including but not limited to Gunsmoke and Bonanza. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather that will be deeply missed by all.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Issac “Ike” Hicks III (Melanie) and Mike Hicks; daughters, Tammy Doby (Dean) and Charlie Hicks (Tony); eleven grandchildren, Haley, Whitney, Hanna, Jessica, Chrissy, Marty, Heather, Skye, Lindsay, Jordan and Ike; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hicks and Lois Hamilton; family friend, Brandon; and numerous other loving family and friends.

The family would like to thank Sandy and Susan, Lower Cape Fear Hospice Nurses and especially Kathy the nurse, for all his special care.

A funeral service will be held 2 PM Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • December 25, 2015
    Joni lit a candle:
    Lit since December 25, 2015 at 12:24:31 AM

  • December 25, 2015
    Susan Bradley says:
    I will miss you Isaac,You were a very hard working man.Now go rest in heaven with all your Sweet Family.Tell Mrs Donna I said hello

  • December 25, 2015
    Hylah Rushing says:
    Junebug you will be missed so much and you are loved by all of your family and friends. Heaven now has a beautiful angel. RIP Junebug.

  • December 25, 2015
    Sandy Boley says:
    I miss you already Pawpaw. I tear up thinking about how good you have always been to me, my daughter and my grandchildren. I told you the other night take Mawmaw's hand and go be with her on Christmas. Sing with the Angels, Jesus is waiting. I < you to the moon and back....R. I. P. Pawpaw.

  • December 27, 2015
    Terry Dixon says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss, Tammy , Dean , Whitney, Brett , Ryder , Hanna , Andrew , Charlie , Tony , Haley and of course the rest of the family, sorry I couldn't join you all during this tough time! I know he was a special Man to you all, I know him as Paw, Paw, met him a few times but I heard lots of great things about him.. May he rest in peace and join your Maw, Maw!! Love you all and sending prayers....