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Chris Hicks, Jr., 75, Russell Springs

Chris Hicks, Jr., of Russell Springs, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center, in Danville.  He was 75 years of age.

Chris was born March 12, 1947, in Norfolk, Virginia, son of the late Chris Ed, Sr. and Charlene Burke Hicks.  He was a helpful, giving person who had a big heart.  He was especially tenderhearted when it came to animals.  He and a friend bought food for and fed countless stray cats in town.  Chris could always make you laugh by kidding around and cracking jokes.

He is survived by his sons, Christopher Hicks and John A. Hicks, of Oklahoma; his aunt, Betty Nabel, of New York; his nephew, Jeffrey Hicks, of Oregon; and a special friend, June Brewster, of Russell Springs.

Along with his parents, Chris is preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Sue Hicks.

Funeral services are 1:00 p.m., CST, Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Scott Proctor and Brentley Goodin officiating.  Burial will follow in Bradley’s Pleasure Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 12:00 noon CST, Thursday, until time for services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Russell County Senior Center, 132 Brian Walters Drive, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

Arrangements for Chris Hicks, Jr. have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at

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