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Charlie Joe "Speedy" Hicks

Charlie Joe "Speedy" Hicks, longtime Okmulgee resident, died Friday evening, February 23, 2007 at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. He was 59 years of age. He was born November 17, 1947 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Henry Hicks, Sr. and Bernice (Simmers) Hicks. He married Lois Simmers on February 22, 1990 in Shawnee. Speedy enjoyed animals and yard work. He worked on small engines and was a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, two children, Sarah Hicks and Tobias Hicks and two siblings, Allene Hicks and Larry Bruce Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Lois, of the home, three children, Charlie Hicks, Jr., John Hicks, and Joseph Hicks, five siblings, Henry Hicks, Jr., Georgia Starr and husband Raymond French, Elaine Hicks, Karen Penny Hicks, and Kathleen Gail Hicks, seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A wake service will be held 7:00 P.M. Monday evening and funeral services 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2007, both at the Tallahassee Church. Interment will follow in the Tallahassee Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.