In Memory

Josie Mae Reid Hicks (Bradshaw Coyotes) - Class Of 1941

Josie Mae Reid Hicks

May 16, 1924 - July 2, 2013


Josie M. Hicks


Josie Hicks, 89, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2013 at a local nursing facility. A funeral service is scheduled for 1:30pm Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Ovalo Baptist Church, with Marcy Grun officiating. Funeral services directed by Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home, Tuscola. Josie's family will receive friends from 4 to 6pm Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the funeral home.

Josie was born on May 16, 1924 in Moro to Earnest and Minnie (Shaffer) Reid. She grew up in the Moro and southern Taylor county area. She graduated high school in 1941. She married Bud Hicks in January 17, 1942. They were married for 64 years until his death in 2006.

Josie and Bud settled in the Tuscola area where he worked as a barber and she worked as a stay at home mother and later worked for Timex and Dry manufacturing in Winters.

Josie loved to work, sitting idle was not in her daily vocabulary, from working at her daily job, to working in her yard and garden, Josie was always on the move. When she was not working in her garden she was often found visiting friends, writing and sending cards to family and friends or teaching Sunday School.

Josie was the oldest of the six children in her family and she was always taking care of her family, and it was her family that was the dearest to her.

She is survived by a daughter, Paula Josey and husband Colin of Dallas, son Gary Hicks of Abilene, daughter in law Cynthia Hicks of Smith's Station, Alabama, sisters Ellen Walters and husband Cal of Moro, Ethel Grun and husband Russell of Moro, and Leola Allmand and husband J. W. of Ovalo, brother Verlon and wife Doris of Abilene, sister in law Ada Reid of Winters, grand children Avel and Monica Hicks, great-grand children Addilynn and Dominic.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Clyde Reid.

The family would like to express gratitude for the loving care that Josie received at Covenant Place and at Northern Oaks.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Moro Baptist Church 2509 CR 189, Ovalo, Tx 79541.

Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home

502 Kent Street

Tuscola, TX 79562
Published in Abilene Reporter-News on July 4, 2013