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Jerry Wayne Hicks

March 16, 1955 — August 31, 2023

***ALL FLORAL ORDERS NEED TO BE DELIVERED TO THE FUNERAL HOME ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,2023***



Jerry Wayne Hicks, born on March 16, 1955, in the picturesque town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, left this world on August 31, 2023, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. His life was a testament to hard work, love for family, and a deep passion for nature.

Jerry shared 49 years of his life with his beloved wife, Linda Hicks, celebrating their enduring love on August 9th, a love that stood the test of time and grew stronger with each passing year. Together, they created a warm and loving home for their daughter, Christie Hilsheimer, and her husband, Chad.


For over three decades, Jerry dedicated his career to Varco Prudent Metal Building System in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he served as a dedicated maintenance mechanic. His unwavering commitment to his work earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and the community he served.


Beyond his work, Jerry was a man of simple pleasures. He found solace in the great outdoors, where he pursued his love for fishing and hunting. His tales of memorable adventures in the wilderness became legendary among his friends and family.

In the later years of his life, Jerry embraced a new chapter as a chemical hauler, crisscrossing the country in a tanker truck. His sense of adventure and the open road allowed him to explore the beauty of America's landscapes, creating a wealth of cherished memories along the way.


Among his many passions, none shone brighter than his love for hummingbirds. Jerry's fascination with these delicate creatures led him to create a haven in his yard, where he lovingly tended to hummingbird feeders. His yard became a haven for these enchanting birds, and people from near and far would stop to witness the mesmerizing sight, often capturing the moment on video.


Jerry's heart also had a special place for his faithful companion, Ellie, a bond that transcended the ordinary. He affectionately referred to her as his "granddog" and shared many moments of joy and companionship, most memorably over a shared donut. Jerry had a deep affinity for animals and often claimed that they were for someone else, but those who knew him best understood that they truly were for him.


In celebrating Jerry Wayne Hicks' life, we remember a man of integrity, simplicity, and boundless love for his family, nature, and the creatures that shared his world. He leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories that will forever echo in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.


Jerry is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Hicks, his loving daughter, Christie Hilsheimer, and her husband, Chad, along with a host of friends and family who will forever hold his memory close to their hearts.


Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service & Cremation Care Centers. Family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, special memories and condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com




***ALL FLORAL ORDERS NEED TO BE DELIVERED TO THE FUNERAL HOME ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,2023***

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Friday, September 22, 2023

10:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

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