Mr. Perry John “Pear-Bear” Hicks of Paxton passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was 50.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Keahey Funeral Home in Lockhart. The family will receive friends at Keahey Chapel one hour prior to services. Rev. Curtis Manning and Rev. Jack Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in the Caney Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home of Lockhart directing. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, memorial contribution address: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Left to cherish his memory, Buddy Gill (Very Special Friend) of Paxton; Esther Edwards (Mother Figure) of Defuniak Springs, FL; Sisters Kris (Brandon) Carroll of Ponce De Leon, FL; Yvonne (Donnie) Willer of Chipley, FL; Aunts; Anice Franklin of Defuniak Springs, FL, Adice Mathews of Defuniak Springs, FL, Uncle Lester (Shelia) Gill of Defuniak Springs, FL;
Brothers; Richard and (Shena) Keele - Nephews; Adrian Keele, James Keele, Braidon Keele, Jonathon Keele, of Mississippi; Aunts; Ruby (Jerry) Robbins of Bonifay, FL, Peggy (Eugene) Lombard of Mississippi, Uncles; Roger (Jill) Catrett of Michigan, Johnny Catrett of Florida, and Wesley Catrett of Florida.
Thelma Hicks (Step-mother), Brothers; Anthony Hicks, Michael Hicks of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita Faye Catrett Fisher, Father, Perry Junior Hicks, and Robert Douglas “Doug” Edwards (Adopted Father).
Born September 17, 1969, in Holland, Michigan, Perry grew up in South Florida and later moved to Geneva. He was a graduate of Geneva High School and the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Throughout his working career, he enjoyed service-oriented positions at hospitals and funeral homes. For the last few years, Perry worked with the Piggly Wiggly in Florala, starting as a “stock boy” and promoted until he was the store manager. He also worked in the Piggly Wiggly in Andalusia and Defuniak Springs stores. Part of Perry’s success was that he implemented laughter and a positive attitude into the work environment; he never met a stranger. Perry loved outdoor activities, especially camping and kayaking. He was a devoted Florida Gator fan, football Saturday’s was one of his favorite times. He loved to cook and grill and had an extensive cookbook collection. Perry loved animals, and greatly grieving his absence are the family canines, Chrystal and Spike and kitty Sammie. He will be greatly missed.
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