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Bud "Big Daddy" Hicks

June 17, 1944 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 77)



Bud “Big Daddy” Hicks went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 19, 2021, while surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, several years later with his past welding experience he got the nickname “The Deer Stand Man” and his brother James whom he loved dearly, started building deer stands.  

He was one of the original East End Jaycee Members who built the East End Ballpark. He was also charter member of the 30 – 06 Hunting Club and one of the original builders of Big Burley at the Sheridan Ballpark. He was a big supporter of the Sheridan High School Baseball Program. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and just really anything outdoors. He spent time with the loves of his life, his 4 grandsons, teaching them about the outdoors and sports and was a big supporter of anything they did.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Debbie Hopf Hicks of East End, children, Stephanie Hicks (Joe), Ben Hicks (Charlotte), siblings, Charles “Scoot” Sty

les, James Hicks (Linda), Patricia Roth (Sterling), and his four grandsons, Hunter, Eyan, Hayden and Drew.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Salem Cemetery in East End.  Memorials may be made to Salem Cemetery.

Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-3231. 

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September 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan
1301 South Rock Street
Sheridan, AR 72150

Graveside Service
September 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Salem Cemetery
East End Road
Hensley, AR 72065

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